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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Consumers To Be Wary of Scammers Ahead of New Medicare Cards

 

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN -With new Medicare cards slated to arrive in Tennessee sometime after June, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is warning Medicare beneficiaries to be wary of scammers who might use the cards’ pending arrival as an opportunity to fleece unsuspecting consumers.

Federal laws enacted last year required the removal of Social Security numbers (SSNs) from old Medicare beneficiary cards.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance shares FTC Consumer Alert Regarding Western Union Scam Settlement

 

Consumers Who Lost Money to Scammers Via Western Union Can File a Claim to Get Money Back

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumers Affairs reminds Tennesseans that they must file claims before February 12th, 2018 to be reimbursed for money lost in scams using Western Union.

According to a consumer alert by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union’s money transfer system between January 1st, 2004 and January 19th, 2017, can now file a claim to get their money back by going to FTC.gov/WU before the February deadline.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs offers Consumers Tips to Protect Tech Gifts from Scammers, Thieves

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs Warns of Porch Pirates, Urges Caution with Public Wi-Fi

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Technology-themed gifts are popular among holiday shoppers but, unfortunately, technology and modern conveniences can give scammers and thieves new windows into ruining the holidays. 

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Tennessee Securities Division Urges Caution When Investing in Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The virtual currency known as cryptocurrency is riding a wave of public interest amid a frenzy of recent news stories touting record high valuations for the digital-only currency.

Bitcoin, which is the most well-known cryptocurrency, broke records this week with its values on Wall Street now topping more than $270 billion, according to news reports. 

Before making any decisions about investing in cryptocurrency, TDCI urges Tennessee investors to not be gullible, ask tough questions first and understand the risks before making an investment.

Before making any decisions about investing in cryptocurrency, TDCI urges Tennessee investors to not be gullible, ask tough questions first and understand the risks before making an investment.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says Beware of Financial Scams Aimed at Veterans

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division Office urge Tennessee’s veterans and their families to beware of financial scams that often make them the target of unscrupulous scammers.  

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Do’s & Don’ts in Wake of Equifax Data Breach

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With over 3 million Tennesseans’ sensitive information exposed in a data breach at the credit reporting firm Equifax, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Affairs Division wants to help vulnerable consumers plan a course of action to protect themselves from scammers aiming to mine their data through bogus websites and phishing calls.  

According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July and exposed the data of over 143 million Americans.

According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July and exposed the data of over 143 million Americans.

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Clarksville Police reports Three Common Scams that are back

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – According the Clarksville Police Department, three common scams are finding new victims.

All three of these scams have been published before, but unfortunately, people still become victims so we wanted to make the public aware again.

The incidents were all reported August 17th, 2017 to law enforcement.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office makes public aware of Job Related Scams

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens of job related scams.  A job related check cashing scam has recently been reported to the Sheriff’s Office by a local citizen.

Check cashing scams frequently begin with an email correspondence offering a job. Checks, money orders or wire deposits will be sent to the victim for “processing” or to pay for job related expenses.

The victim will be asked to cash the check or money order and send a percentage of the funds back to the scammers. Once the funds are sent back to the scammers the victim’s bank or financial institution learns that the check/money order/wire transfer was fraudulent. The funds are then subtracted from the victim’s account and they are made liable for the lost money.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says Don’t Lose your Cool with Air Conditioning Repairs

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – While most Tennesseans consider a working air-conditioning unit to be a summer survival staple, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) wants to make sure consumers know to be wary of scammers that profit from charging for unnecessary AC repair work. 

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Air Conditioning Repair

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Holiday Scam Prevention Tips

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, 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.”

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