CAPWI Quarterly Newsletter
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Beware of Phony IRS Websites
The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. The actual IRS e-Services page offers web-based products for tax preparers, not the general public. The phony web page looks almost identical to the real one. The IRS gets many reports of fake websites like this. Criminals use these sites to lure people into providing personal and financial information that may be used to steal the victim’s money or identity. The address of the official IRS website is www.irs.gov Don’t be misled by sites claiming to be the IRS but ending in .com, .net, .org or other designations instead of .gov. If you find a suspicious website that claims to be the IRS, send the site’s URL by email to email@example.com. Use the subject line, 'Suspicious website'. Be aware that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. If you get an unsolicited email that appears to be from the IRS, report it by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The IRS has information at www.irs.gov that can help you protect yourself from tax scams of all kinds. Search the site using the term “phishing.”
Vehicles for Sale
Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana has the following vehicles for sale:
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline Cargo Van with 170,000 miles, built-in cabinets and shelves. Asking price $2,400.00
2007 Ford E-250 Super Duty Cargo Van with 99,000 miles, built-in cabinets and shelves, power windows and locks, new tires. Asking price $7,700.00
2001 Ford E-350 Super Duty Box Truck with 100,000 miles, white, built-shelves. Asking price $4,000.00
If interested, please contact Grant Easter at 765-793-4881 or via email at email@example.com
Joan Cline Scholarship
Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana (CAPWI) in partnership with the Indiana Community Action Association (INCAA) are offering scholarships to graduating seniors in the amount of $1,000 for each year they attend higher education up to a maximum of 4 years. Scholarships will only be awarded in CAPWI's six county service area, which includes Benton, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Vermillion, and Warren Counties. Two scholarships will be awarded per year with counties rotating until all counties have had a recipient.
Completed applications must be received by CAPWI by the close of business on March 1. The recipient will be announced by April 1.
Click here to access the application.
Contact Kathy Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (765) 793-4881 for more information.
Environmental Protection Agency Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Certification Training is available now!
Do you know of any contractors who need to be RRP certified? The EPA Federal Law went into effect on April 22, 2010 requiring all contractors whose work disturbs painted surfaces be certified. The fines for violating this Federal law are HUGE- up to $37,500 per violation. Contractors can contact Randy Burnette at 765-793-4881 or email@example.com for more information on the one-day certification process.