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.
Clarksville, TN – Throughout the morning, the Clarksville Police Department call takers have been advised about multiple IRS scam calls to Clarksville citizens.
It appears that the scammers are targeting mostly elderly citizens.
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.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has been made aware of at least two different Clarksville citizens who have received phone calls from a scammer claiming he is a Montgomery County Deputy, and his name is James Marshall with a badge number of 7311.
One potential victim stated that the phone number the scammer called from was 931.257.0870.
Consumers Should Be Wary of Mystery Shopping Solicitations, Ads
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is warning Tennessee consumers to be wary of mystery shopper scams.
Sometimes retailers hire consumers to secretly evaluate their stores’ customer service – a practice commonly known as “mystery shopping,” or “secret shopping.” But unscrupulous mystery shopping scams can leave consumers holding the bag. In Tennessee, the Division of Consumer Affairs has fielded four consumer complaints since July 2014 related to mystery shopping scams.
Nashville, TN – Your phone rings, you check the caller’s number and discover the number dialing your phone belongs to you.
This unusual scenario isn’t your phone’s fault. Instead, it’s a ploy known as ID Spoofing, and it’s a trick perpetrated by criminals using Caller ID cloaking technology to mask their real phone numbers.
After disguising their real numbers, scammers can cause a consumer’s own phone number (or the phone number of a loved one) to appear on your phone’s Caller ID. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Reports of scammers purporting to be employees of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office continue to come in.
In one report, the victim said he received a call from someone claiming to be Lt. Davis with the MCSO and was told he had a warrant out for his arrest.
He was told that if he paid $996.00, the charge would go away. «Read the rest of this article»
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