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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says ‘Sweetheart’ Scammers Will Break Your Heart, Empty Your Wallet

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Valentine’s Day (February 14th, 2019) quickly approaching, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to be wary of ‘sweetheart’ scammers who claim to love you but, in reality, are only after your money.

Learn How to Spot The Red Flags of a Scam Before You Lose

Learn How to Spot The Red Flags of a Scam Before You Lose

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Consumers to Familiarize Themselves with Flood Insurance Coverage

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – In the wake of flooding Wednesday night that affected consumers across Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are sharing tips to help consumers familiarize themselves with flood insurance.

Flood Damage is not Typically Covered by Most Homeowners Insurance Policies

Flood Damage is not Typically Covered by Most Homeowners Insurance Policies

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Tennesseans Lost Nearly $1M to Gift Card Scams in 2018

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – For scammers, the season of holiday giving is the season of taking, and Tennesseans’ hard-earned money again tops scammers’ wish lists. Unfortunately, Tennessee consumers are falling for scammers’ ploys when it comes to gift card swindles in increasing numbers.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Consumer Sentinel Network reports Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million – over $943,000 – through prepaid gift card scams in 2018, which is a 44 % increase compared to 2017 when scammers stole $653,709 from consumers.

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Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers to Beware of the 12 Scams of Christmas

 

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – The spirit of the holidays usually brings out the joy of giving for most people, but for scammers, the holidays are a time of taking. Better Business Bureau serving Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky is warning consumers to beware of the 12 most popular Christmas scams.

Online Shopping scams: Because many retailers now have chip card readers, fraud at bricks-and-mortar stores is down, so scammers have shifted their efforts online. Use a credit (not debit) card online and only shop on secure websites. Look for https in the address (the extra “s” is for “secure”) and for a lock symbol.

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Clarksville Police Department Scam of the Day for October 26th, 2018

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is going to make the public aware of some of the scams that they receive daily. CPD knows there are an unlimited amounts of scams, but they are going to try and put out the ones where people have actually suffered a loss.

Employment Scam – Man applied for a job online, hired and was sent two checks, $3554 and another for $4754 equaling $8308 which he deposited.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tips for Individuals Using Person-to-Person Payment Systems

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Tennessee Consumer Affairs says sending and receiving money is easier than ever before thanks to electronic fund transfers, often called person-to-person (or P2P) payment systems.

Person-to-person payment systems, like PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle, allow consumers to link bank accounts, debit cards, and/or credit cards in order to send and receive money to another party via mobile and desktop applications.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs Division Offers Information, Tips for Electronic Fund Transfer Services.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs Division Offers Information, Tips for Electronic Fund Transfer Services.

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Clarksville Police Department Scams of the Day for October 5th, 2018

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is going to make the public aware of some of the scams that they receive daily. CPD knows there are an unlimited amounts of scams, but they are going to try and put out the ones where people have actually suffered a loss.

#1 A man was selling an item online. He was contacted by a potential buyer and sent a check for $1800 and told to cash the check, purchase $1370 dollars worth of Amazon gift cards and send the codes so they could be redeemed which he did. The check came back as bad.

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Clarksville Police Department Scam of the Day for September 12th, 2018

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is going to make the public aware of some of the scams that they receive daily. CPD knows there are an unlimited amounts of scams, but they are going to try and put out the ones where people have actually suffered a loss.

Seller Beware. A woman was selling a wedding dress for $1,000 over Ebay. She was contacted and the dress was sold through paypal.

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Clarksville Police Department Scams of the Day for August 15th, 2018

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is going to make the public aware of some of the scams that they receive daily. CPD knows there are an unlimited amounts of scams, but they are going to try and put out the ones where people have actually suffered a loss.

An 18 year old man received a call telling him he received a federal government grant for school but would be required to pay $1400 to receive the grant. After the victim sent $1400 in Apple Itune cards they realized it was a scam.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office warns Citizens of Scams

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says criminals never rest. Do not fall for IRS, jury duty, or warrant scams.

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, law enforcement will not call to let you know about it. They simply come and get you.

You can not pay money over the phone to get out of an arrest. So if anyone is asking you to pay money so you won’t get arrested, it’s a scam!

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