Topic: Tennessee Consumer Affairs
Nashville, 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.”
Nashville, TN – With many shoppers preparing to score holiday gift deals for Christmas, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns consumers to be wary of hackers that use public Wi-Fi to glean sensitive information.
Nashville, 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.
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.
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