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November 7, 2013

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Next week our Senior Night Out group will meet around 6 p.m. at the Lambert Switch restaurant, located on Hwy. 180 E between Mineral Wells and Weatherford.  Anyone is welcome to join this supper club that visits a different area restaurant on the second Thursday of each month. Those of you interested in meeting at the Senior Center for a carpool to Lambert Switch on Thursday evening, Nov. 14, may sign up at our reception desk.

Here’s a word of caution: one of the latest phone scams involves imposters posing as IRS agents.  Some of these fake agents can identify the last four digits of people’s Social Security numbers, and they inform their target victims that they owe large amounts in back-taxes. They threaten people with arrest, fines, or suspension of driver’s licenses if immediate payment is not made by wire transfer or pre-loaded debit cards. Some of these scammers are so sophisticated that they’ve managed their calls to show up as an IRS toll-free number on caller IDs, and they will even volunteer their badge numbers.  Many will follow up their phone calls with emails supposedly from the IRS. If victims are uncooperative, the fake agents may become hostile, hang up, and within a few minutes will call again claiming to be from the local police department or Department of Motor Vehicles.

A genuine IRS agent will never call people to inform them of owed back-taxes, will never threaten anyone with arrest or license revocation, and will never demand immediate tax payment. If you receive a call from a person claiming to be connected with the IRS, here is what you should do:

    

• If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040.  Legitimate IRS employees can verify if there really is a payment issue.

• If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484.

• If targeted by this scam, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, adding “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments of your complaint.

We hope you’ll include us in your holiday schedule this year.  There’s lots of fun in the making at the Senior Center.

 

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