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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Don’t Let “Splash and Dash” Scams Put a Damper on Home Improvement Projects

 

Home Improvements Ranked as No. 1 Complaint Category for Second Consecutive Year

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the spring season underway, many Tennesseans are making plans to spruce up their homes with help from lawn care services and construction companies. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is reminding consumers to remain savvy and make sure the individual or business you hire for these home improvement projects doesn’t leave behind incomplete work and unresolved billing issues.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tax Filing Tips Ahead of April 17th Deadline

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Tax Day arriving Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process and make the most of their income tax refund.

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Tennessee has 10th highest rate for fraud & other reports

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN  The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurances (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to remain diligent when it comes to reporting fraud and other scams. 

A newly released report from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows Tennessee now has the 10th highest rate per capita in the U.S. for reports of fraud as well as other complaints.

The cost of fraud was steep: Tennessee’s total consumer losses topped $13.7 million last year.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Shares Tips for Tennesseans Shopping for Gym Memberships

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – If getting into shape is on your to-do list, make sure your gym membership passes the consumer fitness test before you sign any paperwork.

To help consumers with this healthful resolution, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs shares some basic guidelines to consider before committing funds to a gym or health club.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance encourages consumers who are researching a gym membership to make sure it passes the fitness test before signing up.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance encourages consumers who are researching a gym membership to make sure it passes the fitness test before signing up.

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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 Consumer Affairs urges Tennesseans to Be Aware of Common Holiday Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs Shares Tips to Help Tennesseans Protect Personal Info, Finances

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the hustle and bustle of the holidays well underway, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers to be wary of holiday-themed scams during this season of giving.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Holiday Purchase Return Hassles

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the holiday shopping season underway, many Tennesseans are gearing up to score discount deals on Black Friday (November 24th, 2017) and Cyber Monday (November 27th, 2017).

Whether giving or receiving gifts, it’s always important to be aware of a store’s return policy to prevent hassles and headaches at the cash register.

Consumer Tips to help avoid Hassles when returning gifts.

Consumer Tips to help avoid Hassles when returning gifts.

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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 Shares Tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to always keep security and safety in mind when enjoying the benefits of the internet.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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