Coming off of very busy weeks presenting in Columbus, Cincinnati, Durango, Sarasota, Kansas City, Columbus (again) and Kansas City (again). A few times the question was raised about fake phone calls from someone pretending to be an IRS agent and demanding money for past due taxes. The IRS of course, doesn’t do this sort of thing.
One person told me that she thought the call was a fake until the person on the phone told her his “official badge number”. That made her think it was real although in the end she still didn’t send any money, thank goodness.
The New York Times columnist David Segal wrote about this fraud in last Sunday’s Times. Here is a link to the column.