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City Lit Books Presents Literary Discussion "Do Not Go Quietly"
Friday, May 31st 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
"Do Not Go Quietly" by George and Sedena Camppannelli
City Lit Presents Story Times with Miss Irica
City Lit Books
Summer is Here!
City Lit Books Presents Book Discussion on "Dancers Among Us"
Saturday, June 1st 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
"Dancers Among Us" by Jordan Matter
Liberty Bank Presents "Elvis Live" Free Concert
Saturday, June 8th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A talented songwriter and performer in his own right, Rick Saucedo has long been one of Chicago’s favorite entertainers. He has played with the Jordanaires, Elvis’ original backup singers, and with Elvis’ drummer D.J. Fontana. For this performance, Rick will use his own custom backing tracks.
Reservations are not required but seating is limited.
Center for Changing Lives Holds Fundraiser at Cole's Bar
Harmony House for Cats Presents "Kitty Summer Social"
Sunday, June 9th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us to visit our kitties and kick-off summer in Chicago. Our kitties always enjoy all the extra love and pets from our supporters. We'll have desserts, appetizers, and a donation wine bar, as well as some of your favorite items for purchase! 15 minute Green Tours will take place at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Find out more about the solar panels, geothermal wells and other systems that provide energy at our shelter. Winning tickets for the Bag raffle and Whisker Kisses Raffle will be drawn at 4:00 pm. Sorry, your pet cannot attend this event.
El Cid # 2 Presents Wednesday Night Live
El Cid features live music from local musicians covering a wide array of music from Latin sounds to Jazz
The outdoor patio is now open.
El Cid # 2 Upstairs Lounge
Essential Acupuncture Evening of Acupuncture
First Monday of every month 5 - 7 pm
Essential Acupuncture will be offering community acupuncture at the Logan Square Neighborhood Association. Drop in anytime between 5 and 7 pm for a 30 minute treatment. Donations are accepted.
Monthly Business Education Workshops
In the opinion of the Logan Square Chamber this is the most effective investment in time any small business or entrepreneur can make.
The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops will vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located at 121 N. LaSalle St., City Hall Room 805, Chicago, IL 60602.
BACP is also offering a program designed to give business owners the essential elements in starting and growing a business.
* Attend nine workshops at BACP and earn a Business Start-Up Certificate.
For more information or to register for a workshop call 312-744-5344. or download calendar:
From Liberty Bank
SECURITY WARNING DEBIT CARD PHONE SCAM
We have been notified by law enforcement officials of a computer automated telephone scam that has impacted Illinois Bank customers. Debit card customers are receiving automated telephone calls stating that their debit card account has been breached. The customers are told that they will need to reset their information in order to use their debit card account. The scam works this way:
From the IRS
Protect Yourself from the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams
The IRS’s annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes common tax scams that often peak during the tax filing season. The IRS recommends that taxpayers be aware so they can protect themselves against claims that sound too good to be true. Taxpayers who buy into illegal tax scams can end up facing significant penalties and interest and even criminal prosecution.
From the BACP
Better Business Bureau Names Top Scams of 2012
The BBB's Top Ten Scams are ranked based on number of specific inquiries made by consumers to provide insight on the deceptive and sometimes illegal business practices in 2012.
Bernas explained, "Being aware that these scams exist is extremely important so that people can avoid becoming a victim and losing money or personal financial information."
For the complete list of Top Ten Scams in 2012, visit www.bbb.org
From the FTC
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning small businesses www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/01/emailscam.shtm that an e-mail with a subject line "NOTIFICATION OF CONSUMER COMPLAINT" is not from the FTC. The e-mail falsely states that a complaint has been filed with the agency against their company.
From the BACP: Beware of Scams Involving Door-to-Door
The City of Chicago has entered into an agreement with an electrical supplier to provide cheaper electricity to Chicago residents. All customers will receive a letter explaining this new program.
From the Better Business Bureau: Homeowners Tricked into Overpaying for Deeds
Be aware! Homeowners nationwide are receiving letters asking them to pay upwards of $80 to obtain a certified copy of their property deed. What the mailings don't mention is that deeds are available from the county for a few dollars or less.
Don't Fall for 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.
From the IRS
Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a new, email-based phishing scam now circulating that targets Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees. The email appears to come from Defense Finance and Accounting Services and displays a .mil email address. The email states that those receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be able to obtain additional funds from the IRS. Email recipients are then asked to send various VA and IRS documents containing their personal and financial information, such as copies of VA award letters or their income tax returns, to an address in Florida. The information on these documents is then used by the scammers to commit identity theft. Typically, identity thieves use someone’s personal data to empty the victim’s financial accounts, run up charges on the victim’s existing credit cards or apply for new loans, credit cards, services or benefits in the victim’s name.
For more information on phishing scams, please see phishing scam
Daily Deal Site SaveMore Accused of Being a Scam
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says customers from 45 states filed complaints in the last 10 months saying they never received discount coupons purchased from the Texas-based daily deal site SaveMore.com. The BBB urges extreme caution when dealing with SaveMore.com, a business with close ties to Douglas Van Arsdale, founder of the notorious debt settlement company, Credit Solutions of America. SaveMore.com has an “F” grade with the BBB, the lowest grade possible.
BBB TOP TEN SCAMS OF 2011
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) investigates thousands of scams every year, from the latest gimmicks to schemes as old as the hills. BBB's new Scam Source www.bbb.org/scam is a comprehensive resource on scam investigations from BBBs around the country, with tips from BBB, law enforcement, and others. You can sign up to receive Scam Alerts by email, and you can also be a scam detective yourself by reporting scams you've discovered.
Click here to see the top ten scams of the year which have been divided up into nine major categories, plus the BBB's Scam of the Year.
URGENT SCAM ALERT: BEWARE OF FAKE COMPLAINT E-MAIL CLAIMING TO BE FROM BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (from SBA & BBB)
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns businesses to beware of a malicious e-mail claiming to be from the BBB about a complaint filed against a company. The BBB does not send complaints out as attachments.
From the IRS EIN Scam
A message claiming to be from the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility is being received by taxpayers instructing them to acquire a new EIN. Taxpayers may call the IRS stating they have received the email. The subject line contains the text "Acquire new EIN". The body of the message instructs recipients to obtain a new Employer Identification Number in connection with fraudulent actions. NOTE: The text in the subject line and/or body of the message may read differently, but the message is similar.