I somehow got on the "stupid and gullible" list because lately I'm getting more of the "IRS" type scam calls. Before I was getting them once and a while (like every 3 or 6 months) but lately in the past 2 months (right near tax deadline) I started getting those calls weekly. Last week I got them twice in one week. I'm also getting calls at different hours of the night (I don't pick up my phone though and let them go to my answering machine), one time at 10:30 at night, another at 11 but usually between 4 and 9 pm. They don't leave a message but I notice the calls are more frequent hours and days after they leave the scam message on my answering machine. Guess I should get caller id but with this year being an election year I know that I will be inundated by political calls. When the robocalls first started you could tell the calls were scams. The caller usually didn't have an American accent and telltale signs like the way they gave out their phone number, usually not grouped the way the US groups phone numbers ((xxx)-xxx-xxxx) - more like 1234567890. Lately the calls have gotten nastier and sounds like someone from the US, complete with the way we normally give out our phone number. The other day I got a call from the "Treasury Department" saying it was from agent jane doe, Treasury Department badge number 1234567 that they had a warrant out for my arrest for tax fraud and that I had to call them back or face immediate arrest in the next hour. I usually get the standard IRS calls but guess they are morphing and getting nastier in an attempt to scare people to respond. I have never responded or called them back so not sure why they think they can scare or scam me. Yeah, I always wanted to call them back to tell them to f* off but I figure like robocalls, if you respond to them it only reinforces that you are a live person and they will sell your number to more people to try to bother or attempt to scam me. I don't have my number tied into my email so this is separate from the usual scam emails that I normally get. What about you guys? Getting more or nastier scam calls?