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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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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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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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