There's a new weapon available in the fight against IRS call-back scammers.
We're confident that we can help put an end to one of the most notorious and dangerous robocalls of all time.
Hi This message is from criminal investigation division of the I.R.S. Internal Revenue Service is this is the final notification call to inform me that there is no less to or in to see the payment your name and your identity so before the war and get submitted to your state authorities press one to connect their officer.
Why aren't they being stopped? Why do robocalls continue to bombard our phones?
Well, stopping robocalls is very different from fighting other types of fraud. Scammers exploit weaknesses in the phone system and use all sorts of dirty tricks, like spoofing, to fool you into answering the phone.
The problem is that the phone network is designed to make sure that every call gets connected. Stopping any call, even an illegal robocall, requires the biggest change in thinking since the telephone was invented almost 150 years ago.
Even with all the progress that we've made (we've stopped over 1 billion robocalls!), we're still just as frustrated as you are that this problem isn't going away faster.
And that's why we're making our real-time feed of IRS call-back scammers available for free. We're encouraging all phone companies to use this data to immediately shut down these scammers.
Robocalls continue to plague all of us for one very basic reason-they work. Scammers only need a few victims in order to be wildly profitable. But when fewer calls get through, the economics change and they'll be forced to stop.
If you're a carrier that wants to stem the tide of robocall scammers, please fill out the form below to get access to the real-time data. It's free and there's no strings attached.
The feed is provided as a CSV file that's updated every 20 minutes with all of the most active phone numbers that the IRS call-back scammers are using. Feel free to automate the download to keep your copy of the blacklist up to date. The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Want to do even more? Our full blacklist of over 1.4 million known robocallers is available via data license and API. Contact us if you want to learn more.
Join these forward-thinking companies that know that robocall blocking isn't just a nice-to-have feature, it's a requirement.
Carrier or individual, we want to help you stop IRS scammers cold. How do you want to join the fight?
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