Topic: Tennessee Consumer Affairs
Nashville, TN – With the fall semester in full swing, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges college students to stay alert and informed to better protect themselves from identity theft.
Identity theft is a serious crime that can affect a person at any age. Identity theft can ruin your finances, your credit history and your reputation.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and State Fire Marshal’s Office are reminding Tennesseans of the hazards associated with filling portable fuel containers at petroleum stations.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #56 Friday waiving federal hours of service requirements for petroleum transporters to prevent any fuel supply disruptions for Tennesseans from the Colonial pipeline leak in Shelby County, AL.
“This is a precautionary measure as we are not currently seeing any widespread unavailability of petroleum in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “We urge Tennesseans to maintain their normal fuel purchasing and driving patterns to help prevent any potential impacts on our fuel supply while the pipeline undergoes repairs.”
Nashville, TN – Identity thieves don’t care whether their victims are old or young. All they care about is stealing valuable information they can use in their frauds and schemes.
As the new school year kicks into high gear, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds busy parents not to take their children’s personal information for granted or falsely assume that identity thieves won’t target their children.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs wants consumers to be on the lookout for letters from the State of Tennessee indicating that they might have unclaimed funds.
The State of Tennessee’s Treasury Department, Division of Unclaimed Property, has recently sent a mass mailing of letters to consumers for which they have a record of unclaimed property. (Click here to see an example of the letter.)
Monday, July 18th, 2016
Clarksville, 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.
Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Shares Results from National Survey of Consumer Complaints
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is sharing the recently released results of a national survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) of the top 10 consumer complaints.
Phony IRS agents and other imposter scams topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in urgently calling on the news media and the public to assist in finding and repairing certain high-risk vehicles with unrepaired air bag inflators before they cause further injuries or fatalities.
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Offers Information to Tennesseans Affected by Flooding
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Divisions of Insurance and Consumer Affairs are offering guidelines, tips, and general information to Tennessee homeowners and residents who were affected by the July 7th, 2016 flooding.
“We know Tennessee residents will lend a hand to help their friends and neighbors who were affected by Thursday’s flooding,” said TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “While most will offer assistance, some may want to prey upon those in need. We want consumers to be wary of possible price gougers and remember they can always turn to us for information as they move forward.”
Nashville, TN – Summertime offers high school seniors and college students opportunities for short-term work while school is out of session. Unfortunately, this could mean some young people with little to no work experience are vulnerable to online scammers.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns students and youth to use caution when applying for summer jobs online.
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