A friendly reminder from your Animal Control Officer:
Pet tags are due June 1, 2015. All you need is proof of current rabies vaccination.
You may purchase your tag for $1.00 from the Lamar Police Department, Critters & Pals, or the Lamar Animal Clinic.
Published: 30 May 2014
With the number of security breaches recently, such as the one at Anthem, the police department has been receiving a higher-then-usual number of identity theft complaints. The information herein can help you resolve a security breach, no matter the company or source. It is an effort to assist you to know what kinds of contacts you will need to make. Resolving the issue and protecting your identity is more like a marathon than a sprint. Be prepared to be on the telephone for some time.
If your social security number has been compromised (stolen):
- File a police report. You will be given a unique case number identifying your case . You will need this number during your calls. The report may not be done immediatley when you make a report, but you will have the number, so you can access the report once it is completed. When you make the report, make sure you have and included all the information you have available concerning the incident, so the report is as complete as possible.
- File a Complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Search the web or the phone book under Government, U.S. for "Federal Trade Commission." You will be prompted to "Identity Theft" as an option for reporting procedures.
- Contact one of the Credit Bureaus. Place a fraud alert on your account. The one you contact is supposed to contact the others.
- Close any financial accounts that have been opened without your permission. This includes, but is not limited to, bank accounts, mortgages, credit cards, insurance accounts, tax accounts or returns, or in general, anythign you find with your name on it that you didn't authorize. If your personal banking accounts have been compromised, speak to your banker and reopen those accounts with new ones. It may take some time and effort if you have direct deposits or automatic wihtdrawals for payments, but it is necessary.
- Respond IMMEDIATLEY to any IRS notice, and respond according to the instructions given. This is the one that seems to take the longest over the telephone. There is no telling how many of this type call their are receiving, so be presistent, patient,, and wait it out.
- Complete IRS form #14039, an "Identity Theft Affidavit."
- Continue to file your tax return, even if you have been notified that someone else has filed one in your name already. You are responsible for filing your correct return on time according to the law. If you should receive a wrong refund due to the fraudulent filing of a return in your name, notify the IRS and don't accept the money. Don't cash a check or spend a direct deposit. That moeny is part of the crime and you don't want to be associated with it in any way.
We hope this information is helpful if you are the victim of identity theft. You are not alone. There may be other steps you are advised to take by the institutions you contact. Follow their instructions and trust that eventually it all works out to protect and restore your good name.
Published: 24 March 2015
Lamar Aquatic Park Will OPEN
on FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 from 12:00 N - 4:00 PM for the 2015 Summer Season.
At that time the Summer Schedule will go into effect. For a schedule, follow the link
Category: Lamar City News
Published: 17 March 2014