Showing posts with label Internal Revenue Service. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Internal Revenue Service. Show all posts

Friday, September 29, 2017

Scammers Get Scammed

So there is a little known scam whereby call centers in foreign countries call random people in the USA, leave a message stating that they are the IRS and demand that they call them back or face jail.

So an anonymous tech vigilante has set himself on a quest to prevent these scammers from working.
He wrote a bot(-net) that will call the scammers' phone lines a bazillion times from different numbers, thus preventing them from receiving any real calls.


The scammer has started a patreon fund so that he can be helped with the costs involved. No, this is not a scam!

All of his videos for the scammers -

This scam has already come to the attention of the police;

Enjoy and stay safe ;-)



originally posted on Imgur

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Olympic Cost to the Athlete

Old NFO came up with these interesting stats. I say 'interesting', but I really mean 'mind-blowing'.

After reading the below I had to wonder what the taxes on guide dogs and wheelchairs are...


Because conservatives are scrooges, the good folks atAmericans for Tax Reform have gone through the fine print to find out what our Olympians will have to cough up to the IRS should they be lucky enough to win any medals in London.

Even by the standards of our government, the numbers are insane.

For instance: Americans who win bronze will pay a $2 tax on the medal itself. But the bronze comes with a modest prize—$10,000 as an honorarium for devoting your entire life to being the third best athlete on the planet in your chosen discipline. And the IRS will take $3,500 of that, thank you very much.

There are also prizes that accompany each medal: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, and $10,000 for bronze.

Silver medalists will owe $5,385. You win a gold? Timothy Geithner will be standing there with his hand out for $8,986.

It gets even worse. Not only do our Olympic athletes have to pay taxes on their medals and prizes – chances are their competitors on the field will face no such taxation when they get home. Because the U.S. is virtually the only developed nation that taxes “worldwide”income earned overseas by its taxpayers, our Olympic athletes face a competitive disadvantage that has nothing to do with sports.

I can only wonder if there is any way the athletes can deduct the cost of their training???

Personally, I think this is just beyond stupid!!!  At least Rubio has sponsored a bill to relieve the taxes for Olympic winners!

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