NO! Notify your attorney of this shakedown effort.
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It does not sound real at all. I would tell your attorney about this immediately. If this happens again I would ask the "IRS agent" for their name, employee number, and contact information, and contact your attorney with that information. This sounds very much like a scam.
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This definitely appears to be phony "IRS" call that you received. That is not the IRS operates. An IRS employee usually will not contact with the taxpayer to collect unpaid taxes by phone; it usually first contacts the taxpayer by letter and then with a personal visit (or a "field call" in IRS parlance). Although the IRS will visit your place of work, mainly when a taxpayer owes unpaid payroll taxes, an IRS collection officer (Revenue Officer) is not permitted to threaten you with jail or criminal prosecution if you don't make a payment.
I suspect that some fraudster/miscreant obtained your name and contact information from a publicly recorded tax lien in an attempt to shake you down for some cash. I would report this incident to the IRS Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration ("TIGTA"). See http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report.shtml. TIGTA can then look into your report and decide whether criminal investigation of the caller is warranted.
Good luck in figuring out who is behind this scheme.
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