Edmonds tax agent warns of US Treasury phone scam

Chris Fleck, owner of Puget Sound Tax Services in downtown Edmonds, alerted us to a phone call he received from a caller, allegedly from “the Department of U.S. Treasury,” warning him that he is subject to legal action. “It is obviously a scam,” Fleck said, adding that — ironically — since he is an enrolled tax agent, he is actually licensed by the U.S. Treasury.

We’ve posted the audio below to warn our readers in case they receive similar phone calls.

  1. Having visited the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, there’s a link on their website regarding this scam: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Scam-Phone-Calls-Continue;-IRS-Identifies-Five-Easy-Ways-to-Spot-Suspicious-Calls

    In the body of that message, the IRS recommends contacting the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
    •If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at http://www.tigta.gov.

  2. I am sure this will catch the attention of Al Compaan for immediate action. Al will probably provide you with 24 hour protection until he can get you in the witness protection program.

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