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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Alert: Scammers Use BBB’s Name to Commit Fraud

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, 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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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Beware Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to alert consumers about student loan forgiveness scams recently reported by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee.

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Tennessee’s Consumer Affairs Division offers Tips for Avoiding Tax Return Preparer Fraud

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is offering consumers tips to avoid tax return preparer fraud. Although Tax Day isn’t until April 18th, the Division encourages you to file early and vet your tax preparer to avoid fraud.

“If you decide to have a tax return preparer prepare and file your income tax return, it is important to choose that person carefully,” TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini said. “Finding a qualified professional takes a little planning and some research, but remember, you are responsible for everything on your return, even when someone else prepares it.

Research and Select Qualified Professionals Only

Research and Select Qualified Professionals Only

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Frazier Allen: Make yourself at home

 

Take the time to create a space that’s just right for you now and in the future

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – It seems many Americans agree with Dorothy Gale of Kansas: There really is no place like home. We spend years, decades even, creating a space that reflects our families, our lives, our personalities and our comforts. So it is little wonder that home is where the heart is and where we hope to live out the rest of our days.

If you’re among the many who prefer to live at home as long as possible, you’ll want to do what you can to make sure it fits your needs today and for many tomorrows to come.

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Better Business Bureau reports VIP Directory Scam Targets Local Businesses in Clarksville

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBClarksville, TN – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns area businesses of the practices of VIP Community Health & Wellness Physicians Directory, owned and operated by Johnny Randles, also known as John Edward Randles, Jr.

The company does not have a physical location and uses PO Box 3, Old Hickory, TN 37138 as a business address, phone numbers are 423.414.5082 and 423.710.2479.

BBB has received complaints from businesses in Clarksville, Dickson, Hermitage and the Chattanooga area stating they contracted and paid in advance $900.00 – $1,120 for advertising in a directory that would be distributed to area clinics and hospitals. «Read the rest of this article»

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Better Business Bureau warns Phony Court Email Summons carry Malware

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – In today’s society, almost anyone could be sued at any point in time, and that’s what makes a malicious malware scam so effective. Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns business and consumers to watch out for fake emails that summons you for a court appearance. If you’ve received an email stating that you are supposed to appear to court, delete it immediately.

Some scams pop up repeatedly, each time with a different twist. How do you know the summons is a fake? Courts don’t send summons via email. Legitimate court appearance notices are routinely delivered via the U.S. Postal Service, Sheriffs Department or by a process server, never by e-mail or phone calls from someone identifying them self as a court official.

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Pool and Spa Depot opens location in Clarksville

 

Pool and Spa DepotClarksville, TN – Pool and Spa Depot, a nationally recognized swimming pool and spa business has expanded its operations to Clarksville. Pool and Spa Depot’s state of the art facility is now open at 160 Terminal Lane.

The new location showcases some of Tennessee’s best selections for in ground and above ground pools, hot tubs, tanning beds, saunas, patio furniture and hardscape options.

Pool and Spa Depot opens in Clarksville

Pool and Spa Depot opens in Clarksville

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BBB lists 2014 Holiday Schemes You’s Better Watch Out For

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – You better watch out, we can tell you why.

Schemers and scammers are lurking about….ready to trick you with their schemes.

While Santa is making his list and checking it twice, BBB warns consumers to be on the look out for the following 2014 holiday schemes.

Gift Card Schemes – Purchasing gift cards is one of the easiest ways to show your loved ones how much you care during the holidays.  It’s also one of the easiest ways scammers can steal gift money long before you ever spend it. «Read the rest of this article»

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Better Business Bureau Serving Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky accepting nominations for the 2015 Torch Awards

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – The Better Business Bureau Serving Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky is seeking nominations for the Torch Awards for Ethical Commerce. The Torch Award for Ethical Commerce honors companies that demonstrate high standards of business practices to create trust.

In this spirit, we’re pleased to introduce our annual awards program to honor businesses committed to ethical marketplace practices. Each year, businesses are selected through a regional competition to receive the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for Ethical Commerce. Recipients at the regional level are eligible then to be sent to the Council of Better Business Bureau’s International Torch Awards for Marketplace Excellence competition.

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Better Business Bureau reminds Consumers to Checkout Unknown Repair Crews

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – Severe weather in Middle Tennessee last night may result in traveling repair crews descending on residents offering emergency repair services. BBB reminds consumers and businesses to do their homework before allowing contractors to assist with storm damage cleanup to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.

If you are one of the many affected, you may need major repairs as well as clean up from falling tree limbs, debris or other damage. You should be on the watch for traveling, fly-by-night repair crews that focus on storm-damaged areas. «Read the rest of this article»

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