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“Xpress witih Dr. X” on KAMU-FM in College Station, TX: I make a 35 minute ‘guest appearance’, April 25, 2017

Last Tuesday (April 25, 2017) at about 8 PM CT, I was driving up to Bryan-College Station for some business and happened to hear the beginning of the show “Xpress with Dr. X, M.D” Radio show` on KAMU-FM, a service of Texas A&M University. I’m not often moved to call in to radio shows, but he started with stories about some email problems he recently had and then got into Trump, so you know I had to call. They picked up my line as I was around the corner from my destination, so I had to stop. I’m usually the radio host these days, so calling in is a different kind of fun for me.

The pick up my call at the 20:40 mark, but you might want to start about 5-10 minutes before that so you can hear his email story and get some context.

Apr 25, 2017 Xpress with Dr. X, M.D. 303nd Program – Ethics of using social media to publicly attach people and financial implications of doing so. The ethics of Medical Errors are the number 3 cause of U.S. deaths, Ethics of marrying an Amnesiac.

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My “interview” begins at 20:40

Reporting an IRS Impersonation Scam

Below, in the body of this post, links are provided to sites at the IRS and US Treasury Department to research or report fraudulent calls or emails.

The text and links are copied directly from web pages to which the links will take you. Quoting from a portion of what’s below:

  • “If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.
  • “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 www.tigta.gov.
  • “You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.

“Remember, too, the IRS does not use unsolicited email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to http://www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.”


We have recently been receiving threatening phone calls (on a cell phone number, in this case) from what is purported to be the IRS. The voice is digital. It claims that the phone call is a final warning before the IRS sues you. It them gives you a phone number with a Washington, DC area code to return the call.

If you call back, they ask you for your Social Security Number, among other things.


If you are told to call a number for the IRS, your bank, or any other institution or company which then asks YOU for information THEY should have, call back at a number you know is correct, such as on the back of your credit/debit card, or at the IRS.gov website.

More info and links below the jump.


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