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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Warns the public of Craigslist Moving Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns residents to use caution when hiring movers through websites like Craigslist.

Last month, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported a Craigslist moving scam that left a Georgia resident robbed of $75,000 worth of her family’s personal and household valuables.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Avoid Automotive Repair Scams this Summer

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Summertime is the ideal season for traveling and road trips.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs offers tips to help consumers prepare their car for the trip and to avoid automotive repair scams prior to traveling this summer.

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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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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tennesseans Tips to Avoid Lawn Care Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – As we enter lawn care season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns Tennesseans to stay savvy when considering lawn care service this summer.

“Consumers and senior citizens should be wary of ‘splash and dash’ salesmen who use high-pressure tactics to trick homeowners into paying big bucks for shoddy workmanship,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini. “These door-to-door scammers may attempt to solicit upfront fees before vanishing. This often leaves consumers with incomplete work, lawn damage and unresolved billing issues.”

Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs gives Tips to Avoid Lawn Care Scams.

Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs gives Tips to Avoid Lawn Care Scams.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Provides Tips to Avoid Craigslist Housing Scams

 

Use Caution to Protect Your Money and Your Identity

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The population boom in cities like Nashville has many consumers turning to online housing websites such as Craigslist to find an apartment or rental home.

While these popular sites offer convenience for housing seekers, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns that they can often be a playground for identity thieves and scammers.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Don’t Get Burned By Vacation Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – As the school year winds down, many Tennesseans are turning their attention to vacation planning. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to remind consumers to be wary of summer vacation scams.

“Vacation scams occur when a stranger offers you a free or discounted cruise, travel club membership, exotic resort stay or rental property in exchange for a large, upfront fee or deposit,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Alert: Scammers Use BBB’s Name to Commit Fraud

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, 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.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Warns Consumers About Credit Card Skimmers

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The recent discovery of credit card skimmers hidden inside gas pumps at a Nashville area convenience store exposes the potential vulnerability of everyday consumers to thieves and scam artists.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers to be on the lookout for skimming devices that are used to steal credit card information.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs gives Tips to Avoid Credit Card Skimming.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs gives Tips to Avoid Credit Card Skimming.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Beware Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to alert consumers about student loan forgiveness scams recently reported by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Free Consumer Tax Help Available through IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – With Tax Day only a month away, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants the public to know they have a voice at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

“For many, filing income taxes is a task that can be time-consuming and stressful,” TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini said. “Our Consumer Affairs team and our partners with the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service remind Tennesseans that tax help is just a phone call away.” «Read the rest of this article»

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