We hope you enjoy Hiram Clarke Civic Club's 2016, Back to School Issue. Double click below for a paper copy that can be printed on your computer.
HCCC is an active civic club that is supported by both long-time and new residents whose care and concern for the neighborhood is
represented by their devotion of time and talent to preserve the unique character of the neighborhood.
The Civic Club is very active within the city and coordinates with the City of Houston, the Mayor's office, police, constables, and firemen to provide a safe and communal living environment for its residents.
The Civic Club also serves as the contact for enforcing deed restrictions, a major contributor to improving and maintaining the quality of the neighborhood. We are determined to keep a well-maintained community and count on you to do your part in making this one of the cleanest and welcoming communities in Houston! For inform and concerns, contact your HCCC Board of Directors and be sure to attend regular meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Warns Back-to-School Scams
Students, Parents, Schools to Stay Alert
IR-2016-107, Aug. 18, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Internal
Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting
students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments
for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.”
People should be on the lookout
for IRS impersonators calling students and demanding that they wire money
immediately to pay a fake “federal student tax.” If the person does not comply,
the scammer becomes aggressive and threatens to report the student to the
police to be arrested. As schools around the nation prepare to re-open, it is
important for taxpayers to be particularly aware of this scheme going after
students and parents.
“Although variations of the IRS
impersonation scam continue year-round, they tend to peak when scammers find
prime opportunities to strike”, said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “As
students and parents enter the new school year, they should remain alert to
bogus calls, including those demanding fake tax payments from students.” The
IRS encourages college and school communities to share this information so that
students, parents and their families are aware of these scams.
Scammers are constantly
identifying new tactics to carry out their crimes in new and unsuspecting ways.
This year, the IRS has seen scammers use a variety of schemes to fool taxpayers
into paying money or giving up personal information. Some of these include:
Altering the caller ID on incoming phone calls in a “spoofing” attempt to make
it seem like the IRS, the local police or another agency is calling. see IR-2016-34.
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