"This phone number left a fraudulent message claiming to be the "IRS, Internal Revenue Services" and it was a computer generated female voice.
First of all, IRS stands for Internal Revenue Service, not Internal Revenue ServiceS. The caller said this was their last attempt to contact "you", as in whoever picked up my house phone.
Please note, aside from making the word "Service" plural, If this was the real IRS, as in irs.gov, they would never initiate contacting anyone by phone. They contact you through regular postal mail as to have a paper trail of what the courts call an "original document." Within this method of correspondence, they would have the real postal address for the Internal Revenue Service and if any phone number is involved, you can validate it yourself by going to irs.gov and click on "Contact Us."
This phone scam continues on because it is so successful. It's scary for those who don't know the IRS's contact policy. This scam is analogous to the infamous Nigerian prince email scam. That scan continued on for years until the scam became so well known that it eventually became ineffective.
What sets this bogus phone call apart is that many people fear errors in their IRS returns so much so that when the message threatens bringing you to court, it scares people into calling the number left on the voicemail right back without checking the facts out first."
Reported 18 minutes ago