Nashville, TN – While the holidays are a season of giving and well wishes for most, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns consumers that scammers often use this time of year to prey upon the good cheer of others.
“Don’t let scammers steal the joy from your holiday season,” said TDCI Consumer Protection Director Cynthia Wiel. “Guard your personal information carefully and stay informed of the latest schemes and swindles. Remember, ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’ remains one of the best guidelines when it comes to avoiding scams.”
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports an unknown male who identified himself as Officer Smith called the victim and stated her son-in-law was arrested for speeding and the agency found drugs inside his car.
Officer Smith stated they needed money to release him from jail. Over the next several weeks the victim was scammed out of $25,000. The money was taken from several credit cards and bank accounts, on numerous days over several transactions.
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says scammers are at it again. They are calling citizens posing as IRS agents demanding money or threatening arrest.
This is a scam. The number they are calling from is 914.228.9235. They will ask for you by name, provide their “badge” number, and case investigation number.
Do not fall for this scam.
Do not give out personal information over the phone.
Nashville, TN – As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season brings out the shoppers, it also brings out the scammers.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans of basic precautions that can help ward off identity thieves.
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.
November 3rd, 2016
Clarksville, TN – CDE Lightband is reminding customers to be on alert for scammers who contact them threatening to disconnect electric service if payment is not made upon demand.
These scammers are currently targeting CDE Lightband business customers and have the ability to “spoof” or alter the name and phone number on caller ID to show as CDE Lightband.
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports residents of Montgomery County are being targeted.
A person will call you and identify himself as a Captain, Lieutenant, or Sergeant with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The caller will identify you by name and say you have a warrant on file or you have missed jury duty.
Montgomery County, TN – Scammers are at it again. They are acting like they are from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and providing the name of captains or lieutenants and asking for money.
Please do not fall for this.
No one from the Sheriff’s Office will ever call and ask you for money.
Monday, July 18th, 2016
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has been alerted by customers who reported they have been contacted by potential scammers by phone, text and email to update their credit card information related to their utility account.
Please do not share your personal, financial institution or credit card information; instead call the Clarksville Gas and Water Department at 931.645.7400 or login to your online account, www.clarksvillegw.com, to check your account status.
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.
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