Topic: Better Business Bureau
Nashville, TN – The arrival of spring has many Tennesseans turning their attention to home renovation and improvement projects.
To help homeowners make the most of their hard-earned money, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares tips on how to avoid common construction-related issues such as shoddy repair companies and problem contractors.
Knoxville, TN – Knowledge is power; unfortunately for many motorists finding a trusted auto repair shop is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
A recent AAA survey revealed two of three U.S. drivers do not trust auto repair shops, citing overcharges, recommendations for unnecessary services and poor past experiences for their lack of confidence.
Department Offers Tips to Help Military Families Identify and Avoid Cons
Nashville, TN – As the state and nation prepare to honor those who have served in the armed forces this Veterans Day, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) reminds Tennesseans about financial scams targeting veterans and how they can be avoided.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn
7th District of Tennessee
Washington, D.C. – In July 2016, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by sixty-four of her colleagues in sending a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
In her letter, Blackburn cited unresolved media reports and recently discovered information about the Foundation’s initial tax exempt filings that portray a lawless “Pay to Play” enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years. To read the full letter, click HERE.
Nashville, TN – Summertime offers high school seniors and college students opportunities for short-term work while school is out of session. Unfortunately, this could mean some young people with little to no work experience are vulnerable to online scammers.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns students and youth to use caution when applying for summer jobs online.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns residents to use caution when hiring movers through websites like Craigslist.
Last month, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported a Craigslist moving scam that left a Georgia resident robbed of $75,000 worth of her family’s personal and household valuables.
Nashville, TN – Summertime is the ideal season for traveling and road trips.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs offers tips to help consumers prepare their car for the trip and to avoid automotive repair scams prior to traveling this summer.
Nashville, TN – Summertime is the ideal season for road trips and mini-vacations. However, traveling away from the security and protection of your home can make you vulnerable to scammers and identity thieves.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs offers tips to help consumers avoid vacation rental scams when preparing for fun during the summer season.
Nashville, TN – As we enter lawn care season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns Tennesseans to stay savvy when considering lawn care service this summer.
“Consumers and senior citizens should be wary of ‘splash and dash’ salesmen who use high-pressure tactics to trick homeowners into paying big bucks for shoddy workmanship,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini. “These door-to-door scammers may attempt to solicit upfront fees before vanishing. This often leaves consumers with incomplete work, lawn damage and unresolved billing issues.”
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds consumers that scammers continue trying to trick consumers and businesses into providing information that leads to identity theft, drains bank accounts, and ruins credit reports.
In fact, several BBBs recently reported scammers are once again weaving BBB’s trusted name into their ploy pitches because they know the public sees BBB as a trusted entity.
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