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Tennessee Consumer Affairs reminds Citizens to be Wary of Common Scams in 2014

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Scam artists support a multi-billion dollar business in the United States and every year, thousands of consumers lose their hard-earned money to these thieves.

“Tennesseans need to be very critical of anyone promising a ‘too good to be true’ prize, offer or investment,” says Department of Commerce and Insurance Deputy Commissioner and Acting Consumer Affairs Director Steve Majchrzak. “Don’t ever share your social security number or banking information over the phone and always do your research before making any kind of payment.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs remains Tennesseans to Verify Licenses of Potential Home Contractors

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI),  which houses the Division of Consumer Affairs, is reminding homeowners to verify the licensure of purported home contractors by using its license database at verify.tn.gov.

“Unscrupulous, unlicensed contractors often prey on victims of natural disasters,” says TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Taking the time to make sure someone is licensed with the State is your fundamental first step when selecting a contractor to work on your home. By all means, use verify.tn.gov to see whether the person you’re considering is a licensed contractor.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs issues warning on phishing emails

 

Inbox messages can look legitimate, snare your personal information

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – “You have notifications pending.” So states the email purportedly from Facebook, alerting you to missed updates related to your Facebook account.

It features, under the familiar logo with “Facebook” spelled out in white letters in a blue bar, two boxes for you to click if you wish to go to either your Facebook homepage or to all of your account’s notifications. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs offers tips to avoid Timeshare Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Have you received an offer in the mail promising a cheap travel package for a hotel stay or a short cruise? To get the discounted package, all you have to do is attend a timeshare presentation. Once you show up to the presentation, you may get more than you bargained for: high-pressure sales tactics and scammers that don’t deliver what they promise.

Vacation timeshares give you the right to use a vacation home for a limited, planned period throughout the year. Consumers are usually contacted on the phone by a telemarketer or through the mail with a postcard asking them to call a toll-free number. «Read the rest of this article»

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Securities Division cautions investors about Internet risks

 

Social media provide high-tech platforms to prey on consumers

Tennessee Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – As people increasingly turn to online social networking sites to interact with one another, so have con artists who lurk in the virtual shadows with shady investment deals to pitch to unsuspecting investors, the Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Securities Division said this week.

The Securities Division cautions investors to make sure they know who they are doing business with when considering investments pitched through “friends” on social networking sites. “Just because someone has ‘friended’ you online does not mean that person is your friend when it comes to investing,” Securities Division Assistant Commissioner Daphne D. Smith said. “The person behind the profile may be deliberately mimicking your likes and interests to lure you into a scam.” «Read the rest of this article»

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