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CAIR-Cincinnati Announces New Staff Attorney

CAIR-Cincinnati is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Sana Hassan as Staff Attorney. Ms. Hassan is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She will be handling all the legal work for CAIR-Cincinnati. CAIR's legal work focuses on civil rights cases including discrimination in employment, public accommodation, education, law enforcement and more. CAIR-Cincinnati also takes certain types of immigration cases as well. Ms. Hassan will also be conducting "Know Your Rights" presentations and free legal clinics throughout the year in various locations.  Please call Ms. Hassan at the CAIR-Cincinnati office with any questions or concerns in any of these areas, she will be more than happy to assist you. Our number is 513-281-8200 or you can reach her by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Community Alert: Scam artists claiming to be federal government agents

SmanCAIR-Columbus – November 11, 2013

Community members from across the country, including the Columbus area, have received threatening, fraudulent phone calls from an unknown caller who claims to be a federal government agent.

DETAILS

The caller identifies himself/herself as calling from the federal government (FBI, IRS, or other government agency), and threaten that a family member will be arrested on federal charges, or that their visa/passport will be revoked. The phone number may be a Washington DC area code (202), or even a local number. The caller may have an accent. They may also claim that your taxes were filled incorrectly and the IRS has issued an arrest warrant for you. They offer an immediate settlement option to avoid arrest.They say the IRS is willing to settle the fine, arrest and penalties for a specific amount. They will instruct you to go purchase a money order and send it to a PO Box. The callers know personal information and are very convincing.

Sample phone numbers:
(202) 800-9952
(202) 540-9331
(253) 220-0720

The caller may request confirmation of your personal information like a home address, family member name/location, andmay request money, bank account number, credit card number, etc. They may leave a message requesting you to call them back, and name your family member names.

ACTION

Do not provide any personal or financial information, and do not confirm any information. Do not engage in a discussion with the caller. Hang up the phone.
Contact CAIR-Columbus and make a complaint with our Legal Department at (614)451-3232 or by email at jnimer@cair.comor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

You may also file a police report with your local police department in person for telephone harassment/fraud. We are filing complaints with the local FBI and are tracking these calls.

RESOURCES

Tax-related Identity Theft
Identity Theft
Federal Communications Commission Complaint Form
Money Wiring Scams
FBI Common Fraud Schemes

CAIR - Cleveland

2999 Payne Ave, Suite 220
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-830-2247
Fax: 216-830-2248
info@cleveland.cair.com

CAIR - Columbus

1505 Bethel Road, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: 614-451-3232
Fax: 614-451-3222
info@columbus.cair.com

CAIR - Cincinnati

10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 222
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 513-281-8200
Fax: 513-281-8666
info@cincinnati.cair.com