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TEMA, TDCI Issue Consumer Reminder About Portable Fuel Container Risks & Price Gouging Laws

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, 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.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Issues Waiver to Avoid Petroleum Supply Disruptions in Tennessee

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, 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.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says It’s Never Too Early To Protect Children’s Information

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, 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.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Urges Parents to Learn Good ID Protection Habits.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Urges Parents to Learn Good ID Protection Habits.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says ‘Unclaimed Funds’ Letters Mailed From State Are Legitimate

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, 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.)

State of Tennessee mails consumers letters for unclaimed property.

State of Tennessee mails consumers letters for unclaimed property.

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Clarksville Gas and Water Warns of Potential Scam

 

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, 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.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Shares Results from National Survey of Consumer Complaints

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, 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.

Division of Consumer Affairs Lists the Top 10 Tennessee Complaints Received

Division of Consumer Affairs Lists the Top 10 Tennessee Complaints Received

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Tennessee Consumer Alert: Public Urged to Help Find Unrepaired High-Risk Vehicles

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, 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.

The 2002 Honda Accord is one of the vehicles needing air bag inflator repair.

The 2002 Honda Accord is one of the vehicles needing air bag inflator repair.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Offers Information to Tennesseans Affected by Flooding

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, 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.”

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Don’t Get Swindled While Seeking Summer Pay

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, 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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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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