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Upcoming Benefit for Naomi Jackson Family

N-Spirit Music Ministry of Lawrenceville, Virginia will be sponsoring a benefit program for the family of the late Naomi Jackson on Sunday, February 15, 2015. This program will be held at Olive Branch R.Z.U.A. Church (1699 Sturgeon Road Lawrenceville, Virginia) at 3 p.m. All proceeds will be given to the family.

Invited Guests:

  • Jerusalem R.Z.U.A. Youth Choir
  • Wilson Chapel Baptist Youth Choir
  • Tabernacle of Zion (Praise Team)
  • Country Boys Gospel Singers
  • God’s Community Praise
  • N-Spirit
  • The Anointed Voices
  • Mr.  Crawley Hawkins
  • RGM

For additional info, you can contact Deacon Kevin Wesson at 434-848-0333 or 434-532-6515

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Don't Fall For the IRS Scam

Remember that the IRS will never call you and demand payment, banking information or credit card information, nor will they ever threaten to "throw you in jail."

It’s tax time again and the IRS Scam Calls are very likely to increase. If you have been watching the news or surfing the internet you will likely have seen that this is an epidemic. Let me share with you as a Detective what I have found from the information I have been able to get from these complaints. The IRS Scammer (Caller) almost always has a very heavy foreign accent.  I’ve checked the telephone numbers and they are either unregistered magic jack numbers or they originate outside of the US. We do not have the resources at the Emporia Police Department to work an international case. I would suggest that you contact the Federal Trade Commission Complaint site online and it will allow you to leave an audio complaint and it will ask for certain specific information. If the FTC gets enough complaints it will be directed to the appropriate Federal  Law Enforcement Agency. There is also an excellent page at the FTC site that helps you identify Government Imposter Scammers. If you do not have the ability to file an online FTC complaint, I will be glad to help you file a FTC Scammer complaint online when I have free time. Just call EPD Dispatch and leave your name and Telephone number if I’m not available.  I’ll get back with you as soon as I can. Please keep the telephone number and the names and government agencies that the scammers use. Please keep good notes. If you can, record the scammer and what they are trying to get you to do. If you have the ability to file the complaint with the FTC please do. Below are links with further information.

Here’s the Federal Trade Commission Complaint assistant link - https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/Information#crnt&panel1-1

Here’s how to “Recognize a Government Imposter” and Five Ways to Beat them! - http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0048-government-imposter-scams

Can you spot a Government Imposter?  -http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/can-you-spot-government-imposter

For further information or if you feel you have fallen victim to a scammer, call Det/Sgt Stan Allen # 136, Detective's Division / Narcotics Division, Emporia Police Department, 310 Budd Street, Emporia, Virginia, 23847.  Email:  sallen@emporiapolice.org or phone (434)-634-2121 Ext-6



 

 

 

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