COA Christmas Party provided by Sam D’Aquilla and Jeff Travis
The East Feliciana Council on Aging had a wonderful Christmas Party this year thanks to the generous efforts of District Attorney, Sam D’Aquilla and Sheriff, Jeff Travis and their office staff. Everyone received a Door prize, compliments of D.A. D’Aquilla, Sheriff Travis, Adams Enterprise, Star Supermarket, McDonald Pharmacy, Pat’s Home Center, Head To Toe, Clinton Quick Stop, FS Williams, and Clinton Auto Parts. A wonderful meal was provided to everyone by the Council on Aging Staff. Christmas carols were sung and even Santa Claus took time from his busy schedule to hand out presents and take pictures with everyone. This was one of the best COA Christmas Parties ever.
We want to thank the District Attorney, the Sheriff and Santa Claus for taking the time and making the effort to provide our seniors a very enjoyable Christmas party.
TELEPHONE SCAM WARNING
District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla would like to warn residents of the recent telephone scams.
Tax scams take many different forms. Recently, the most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal your money. They may try to steal your identity too. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these tax scams:
The real IRS will not:
• Initiate contact with you by phone, email, text or social media to ask for your personal or financial information.
• Call you and demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call about taxes you owe without first mailing you a bill.
• Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For example, telling you to pay with a prepaid debit card.
Be wary if you get a phone call from someone who claims to be from the IRS OR ANY OTHER PERSON and demands that you pay immediately. Here are some steps you can take to avoid and stop these scams:
If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do, you should contact IRS.gov.
If you think you may owe taxes:
• Ask for a call back number and an employee badge number.
• Call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS employees can help you.
This also applies to emails and If you get a ‘phishing’ email:
• Don’t reply to the message.
• Don’t give out your personal or financial information.
• Forward the email to email@example.com. Then delete it.
• Don’t open any attachments or click on any links. They may have malicious code that will infect your computer.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO NEVER GIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE.
Stay alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure or any other suspicious scams. More information on how to report phishing or phone scams is available on IRS.gov OR contact your local Sheriff’s Office or our office. firstname.lastname@example.org, 225.683.8563, 225.634.2545 or 225.635.4612.