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Grade schoolers perform Snow White
Man found shot to death near Waterloo
E-mail scam claims to be from IRS

 

 

Grade schoolers perform Snow White

Darren Oliver/OCN staff
Overton County grade school students performed this year's county school play, "Snow White", recently. These children run about in part of the play performed at Rickman Elementary School on Thursday, April 29.

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Man found shot to death near Waterloo

The body of a Putnam County man was discovered Friday, April 30 in the Waterloo area of Putnam County near the Overton County line.

According to reports, Daniel Richard Duncker, 26, of Buffalo Valley Road in Cookeville was found deceased Friday afternoon about 100 yards from Waterloo Bridge at Spring Creek. The man had reportedly been shot several times by a small caliber weapon.

Putnam County Sheriff's Department received a call shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday about the discovery of the body. A person who was in the area for a picnic found the body, according to reports.

The body of Daniel Richard Duncker has been transported to Nashville for an autopsy. The case is being investigated by TBI Investigator Bob Krofssik and Putnam County Detective Jackie Farley.

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E-mail scam claims to be from IRS

A new e-mail scam claiming recipients are being investigated for tax fraud could be used to steal identities, according to U.S. Representative Bart Gordon.

The e-mail recipients are directed to an official-looking web-site and prompted to reveal Social Security numbers, driver license information, and bank and credit card numbers.

"Middle Tennesseans must be cautious when giving out any personal information," Gordon said. "The victims of identity theft can spend years trying to restore their credit."

According to Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury, the text of the e-mail leads taxpayers to believe they are being investigated for tax fraud. IRS does not contact taxpayers via e-mail, so taxpayers should be suspicious of any e-mail concerning an IRS account.

"Consumers have to be savvy and keep their personal information secure," Gordon said. "If you're suspicious of giving out your information, contact the organization that requested it. It's better to spend a few minutes verifying the request than years restoring your good name."

Anyone who has received a suspicious e-mail should contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration's fraud hotline at 1-800-366-4484.

Taxpayers may also contact IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

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