I Am Going to be Arrested by the IRS!

Yesterday, March 2, I received a voicemail of a robocall from the “IRS” demanding I call them back about my “fraud and misconduct” on my tax returns.  Gasp!  I was just shocked…shocked, I tell you!

Well, being the good, law-abiding citizen of these here United States, I immediately called-back the phone number left for me on the voicemail.  I reached IRS Agent David Smith, who oddly sounded like he was in a call center in Bangalore, or somewhere else off-shore.  (Wow!  Mr. President, I think you should bring IRS agents back from overseas to do collection calls from  here in the U.S., but that’s a different story.)

Anyway, Officer Smith told me that I had engaged in tax fraud, which they detected, and that they issued and an arrest warrant for me to be served on me in 30 minutes (perhaps by pizza delivery?).  To say that I was flummoxed was an overstatement!  I may have even broken a very small sweat, perhaps due to the heat inside my car.

In any event, I spent the better part of the next 15 minutes on the phone in my car with Agent Smith while driving back to my office from a meeting at a law firm in El Segundo.

If you listen carefully, you will hear that I did announce to him at the beginning of the call that I was calling from a recorded line.  Actually, I have a front-facing video recorder in my car which also records ambient audio, so using the speakerphone on the call allowed me to capture this funny exchange.

Be sure to listen to the last few minutes very closely.




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