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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Grandmother Scammed out of $25,000

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, 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.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office warns Citizens of IRS phone Scam

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, 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.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Identity Theft Prevention Tips for Holiday Shoppers

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, 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.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Raises Awareness of Financial Scams Aimed at Veterans

 

Department Offers Tips to Help Military Families Identify and Avoid Cons

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, 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.

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CDE Lightband Warns Customers of Electric Bill Scammers

 

November 3rd, 2016

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, 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.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office issues Scam Alert

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery 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.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Offices warns Citizens of Scam

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery 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.

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Clarksville Gas and Water Warns of Potential Scam

 

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, 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.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Beware Vacation Rental Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, 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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Clarksville Police issues Scam Alert, Scammer Posing as an IRS Representative

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, 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.

This release is to inform the public about the IRS procedures for collecting funds. Scam Alert

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