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TIGTA Warns of “Largest Ever” Phone Fraud Scam Targeting Taxpayers

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) today issued a warning to taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them. 

“This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. George noted that TIGTA has received reports of over 20,000 contacts and has become aware of thousands of victims who have collectively paid over $1 million as a result of the scam, in which individuals make unsolicited calls to taxpayers fraudulently claiming to be IRS officials. 

Inspector General George urged taxpayers to heed warnings about the sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, noting that the scam has hit taxpayers in nearly every State in the country. Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license. 

The truth is the IRS usually first contacts people by mail – not by phone – about unpaid taxes. And the IRS won’t ask for payment using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The IRS also won’t ask for a credit card number over the phone. 

The callers who commit this fraud often:  

• Use common names and fake IRS badge numbers.  

• Know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security Number.  

• Make caller ID information appear as if the IRS is calling.  

• Send bogus IRS e-mails to support their scam.  

• Call a second time claiming to be the police or department of motor vehicles, and the caller ID again supports their claim. 

If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS asking for a payment, here’s what to do: 

• If you owe Federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, hang up and call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions. 

• If you don’t owe taxes, call and report the incident to TIGTA at 800-366-4484. 

• You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTC.gov. Add “IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint. 

TIGTA and the IRS encourage taxpayers to be alert for phone and e-mail scams that use the IRS name. The IRS will never request personal or financial information by e-mail, texting or any social media. You should forward scam e-mails to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Don’t open any attachments or click on any links in those e-mails.

Taxpayers should be aware that there are other unrelated scams (such as a lottery sweepstakes winner) and solicitations (such as debt relief) that fraudulently claim to be from the IRS. 

Read more about tax scams on the genuine IRS website at www.irs.gov.

 
Driver License Roadside Safety Checkpoints for April 2014

 The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Marshall County on the following dates in:

(April 4, 2014) Week of April 1, 2014 on State Route 50 at the 2 mile marker starting at 9 a.m. in Marshall County.

(April 25, 2014) Week of April 20, 2014 on State Route 50 at the 0 mile marker starting at 10 p.m. in Marshall County.

They will also conduct driver license sobriety roadside checkpoints on these dates:

(April 18, 2014) Week of April 13, 2014 on State Route 64 .2 Miles East of the 2 mile marker starting at 10 p.m. in Marshall County.

Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers and drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee and on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints and sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

 
Town Of Chapel Hill Accepting Applications for Town Administrator

Town Administrator, Chapel Hill TN (pop. 1,445). Salary range $50 - $75K DOQ. 

The Town of Chapel Hill is seeking an accomplished municipal government professional to be their next town administrator.  The town, with 3.2 square miles, is located 36 miles south downtown Nashville in Marshall County.  The town has convenient access to I-65 via U.S. 31A and SR 99. The administrator is appointed by and reports to the board of mayor and aldermen composed of a popularly elected mayor and six aldermen, all elected at-large to staggered, four-year terms of office.  The town has a $1.6M budget with 17 full and part-time employees. 

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration, or a field closely related to local government management, with a Master’s Degree in a related field preferred; and a minimum of five (5) years of professional governmental experience in a senior management position.  This is a special opportunity for the next town administrator to take the organization to new levels of success and requires a person with a sound working knowledge of municipal policy execution, human resources, water and sewer utilities, and basic municipal services.

HOW TO APPLY - Position profile is available at www.townofchapelhilltn.com.  Send cover letter and resume by electronic mail to the University of Tennessee, Municipal Technical Advisory Service, attention Jeff Broughton, by April 21, 2014. Please direct questions to Jeff Broughton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Burn Permits Required Through May 15

- Record low number of fires in 2013 - 

Nashville – With Spring drawing near, Tennesseans begin to take advantage of the mild weather to do some outdoor work around the home or farm. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry wants to remind citizens that if they are considering doing outdoor burning, a burn permit is required. 

In 2013, the Division of Forestry recorded the lowest number of wildland fires since 1927. There were a total of 639 wildfires that burned 9,033 acres (lowest burned acreage was 7,110 in 2003). Increased efforts in fire prevention and suppression contributed to this record low, and landowners getting burn permits to conduct safe debris burning played a major role in that effort. 

The free burn permits are required in all areas of the state by law until May 15 unless otherwise covered by local ordinances. Residents should check with their city and county government for any local restrictions. 

Permits can be obtained online for small scale burning of leaf and brush piles measuring less than 8 feet by 8 feet in area. The online system provides permit access through the weekend and after-work hours for landowners. These permits can be obtained on days and in counties where burn permits are allowed by visiting www.burnsafetn.org. The website is also a good source of information for safe debris burning practices and fire prevention tips including how to protect your home in the event of a wildfire. 

The permits can also be obtained by calling your local Division of Forestry office between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Permits are generally good for 24 hours and can be issued for weekend burning. Phone numbers for each office can be found in the state government section of your local phone book, or by visiting www.burnsafetn.org

Once a burn permit is obtained, debris burners should practice common sense while conducting a burn. This includes: 

  • Establish a control line around the fire, down to bare soil before conducting the burn.
  • Notify neighbors and local fire departments in advance as a courtesy.
  • Have tools on hand such as a leaf rake and garden hose or bucket of water to help control the fire.
  • Watch for changing weather conditions as winds can blow the fire in the wrong direction.
  • Always stay with your fire until it is completely out. It is not only the smart thing to do, but it is also illegal to leave an open fire unattended. 

Despite the low number of fires in 2013, escaped debris burns were still the leading cause of wildfires in Tennessee last year accounting for 243 fires that burned nearly 1,600 acres. The Division’s burn permit system has dramatically helped reduce the numbers of escaped burns since the program began in 1995. Burning without a permit is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine not to exceed $50.  

Wildfires caused by arson were the second leading cause last year, but accounted for the largest acreage, burning nearly 5,400 acres. Wildland arson is a class C felony punishable by three to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 fines. Anyone with information about suspected arson activity should call the state Fire Marshal’s Arson Hotline toll-free at 1-800-762-3017

For the number of Marshall and surrounding counties look on the WJJM Website or on

on the TDA’s Division of Forestry, visit www.tn.gov/agriculture/forestry. For more information on safe debris burning, visit www.burnsafetn.org

Obtaining a Burning Permit by Phone 

Permits are free of charge and may be obtained by calling the phone number listed below for the county in which the burning will be done. Burning permits are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays. Permits may be obtained in advance for weekends and holidays.

Bedford (877) 350-BURN (2876)

Giles (877) 350-BURN (2876)

Lincoln (877) 350-BURN (2876)

Marshall (931) 270-2244 or (877) 350-BURN (2876)

Rutherford (877) 350-BURN (2876)

 

 
New Marshall Happenings Policy 2013

Beginning January 1, 2013 all Marshall Happenings events must be submitted no less than 10 days prior to the date. WJJM allows all non for profit organizations to post community events on this program at no charge. We ask for your cooperation with the new policy effective January 1, 2013. This policy will also apply to all Church benefits and special services mentioned on the Church Bulletin program.

 
WJJM Trading Post Policy

Trading post will no longer post odd jobs, if you want to do work, mow lawns etc, you can pre-pay $1.00 per day to be posted on the WJJM Classified page on the web site. Trading post is for non- commercial use only and will only post items for sale, items to give away, and lost and found items. If you have a Garage or Yard Sale those sales are announced on Bargain Finders that airs on Wednesday through Friday at 9:15 am and 2:15 pm for $3.00 per day. If you would like your odd job posted on Bargain Finders, you may pre-pay $3.00 per day.  

Trading Post airs Monday through Friday 7:30 am, 12:30 pm, 5:30 pm and is sponsored by the Lewisburg Farm Center “The Best Little Feed Store in Marshall County”. The 12:30 and 5:30 shows are special live call in shows on the request line,  359-6359 or 866-796-9556.

 

 


 

AM/FM radio delivers the largest reach during the time periods immediately prior to peak shopping hours, according to a study commissioned by Arbitron and presented at the Radio Show in Dallas. The study showed that radio continues to dominate the audio entertainment landscape, and out delivers web, social networking or mobile usage during the average day among Adults ages 25-54. To take advantage of this great opportunity on WJJM AM or FM call Missie Haislip at 931-359-4511 to discuss your advertising campaign.

 


 
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