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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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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Don’t Let Scammers Steal Your Campaign Contribution

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – As the 2016 Presidential Campaign heats up, candidates will be soliciting Tennesseans for their financial support.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns consumers of scammers fraudulently soliciting political campaign donations during this Presidential Election year.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs gives Tips to help Avoid Fraud Related to “Tap-and-Pay” Mobile Phone Transactions

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to educate consumers about ways to protect yourself against fraud related to mobile phone payments.

“The increased usage of technology is a double-edged sword,” TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini said. “While technology allows greater consumer convenience, it also gives criminals greater opportunity to take advantage of hard-working Tennessee residents. We urge Tennesseans to take precautions to ensure they don’t become victims.”

“Tap-and-Pay” Mobile Phone payments can open consumers to criminals and fraudulent transactions.

“Tap-and-Pay” Mobile Phone payments can open consumers to criminals and fraudulent transactions.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs gives Tips to Spot Online Dating Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs encourages consumers to stay diligent to avoid scams associated with online dating.

Online dating has experienced drastic growth, increasing the use of dating websites and mobile applications. Technological advancements have streamlined communication, giving scammers powerful new tools of deceit that Tennessee consumers need to be able to recognize.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says avoid the Hassle of Vehicle Damage this Winter

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs encourages consumers to plan ahead to avoid automotive damage that could result in costly repairs and sometimes difficult transactions with certain repair companies.

“The freezing temperatures, icy roads, and storm debris associated with winter weather can often lead to vehicle damage,” TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini said. “Tennessee consumers can help themselves by planning ahead in order to avoid costly and time-consuming trips to repair shops.”

Tennessee Consumer Affairs advises consumers to plan ahead to avoid costly automotive repairs due to winter weather.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs advises consumers to plan ahead to avoid costly automotive repairs due to winter weather.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Gives Tips on Valentine’s Day Gift Certificates

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The rush to find the perfect gift ahead of Valentine’s Day (Sunday, February 14th, 2016) is in full swing, and gift certificates are a quick and easy way to make your loved one’s day.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs offers a few helpful tips for consumers who are considering purchasing gift certificates or discounted services for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day Gift Certificates Tips

Valentine’s Day Gift Certificates Tips

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