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Tennessee Fire Marshal says Let the Pros Handle Fireworks this Year

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office issues a simple, yet significant message for Tennesseans this Fourth of July: Let the pros handle the fireworks.

With numerous professional displays scheduled for the Fourth including one of the nation’s largest in Nashville, there’s no shortage of festive and colorful fireworks to enjoy in Tennessee. State fire officials urge Tennesseans to take part in these professionally run events instead of risking their lives and possibly breaking the law by detonating fireworks themselves.

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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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New Legislation Further Strengthens Tennessee’s Captive Insurance Market

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – Newly approved captive insurance legislation further modernizes and enhances Tennessee’s reputation as the go-to domicile in the captive insurance industry.

Approved by the General Assembly earlier this year, the 2016 legislation represents the third update to the Revised Tennessee Captive Insurance Act of 2011, which first allowed the captive insurance industry to flourish in Tennessee.

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Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Avoid Automotive Repair Scams this Summer

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Summertime is the ideal season for traveling and road trips.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs offers tips to help consumers prepare their car for the trip and to avoid automotive repair scams prior to traveling this summer.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safety with Outdoor Grilling

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – While summer is the perfect time to gather with family and friends for a BBQ, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) warns that it is also the peak season for outdoor grilling fires. The SFMO reminds outdoor cooks to make fire safety a priority as they start up the grill this summer.

From 2011-2015, Tennessee fire departments responded to 206 fires involving grills, hibachis or barbeques. Those fires resulted in four civilian injuries, four firefighter injuries and $6.2 million in property damage, according to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS).

“Practice safety whenever you grill,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Place your grill well away from siding, deck railings, eaves and overhanging branches. Never leave a grill unattended.”

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Outdoor Grilling

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Beware Vacation Rental Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Summertime is the ideal season for road trips and mini-vacations. However, traveling away from the security and protection of your home can make you vulnerable to scammers and identity thieves.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs offers tips to help consumers avoid vacation rental scams when preparing for fun during the summer season.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tennesseans Tips to Avoid Lawn Care Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – As we enter lawn care season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns Tennesseans to stay savvy when considering lawn care service this summer.

“Consumers and senior citizens should be wary of ‘splash and dash’ salesmen who use high-pressure tactics to trick homeowners into paying big bucks for shoddy workmanship,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini. “These door-to-door scammers may attempt to solicit upfront fees before vanishing. This often leaves consumers with incomplete work, lawn damage and unresolved billing issues.”

Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs gives Tips to Avoid Lawn Care Scams.

Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs gives Tips to Avoid Lawn Care Scams.

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Securities: Tennessee Investors Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask Tough Questions

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – When it comes to choosing a trustworthy investment adviser, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI)’s Securities Division urges investors to first educate themselves about their advisers and never shy away from asking tough questions.

Working with an investment adviser means investors must reveal sensitive personal and financial information about themselves and their financial status.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI)’s Securities Division says ask questions before investing.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI)’s Securities Division says ask questions before investing.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Provides Tips to Avoid Craigslist Housing Scams

 

Use Caution to Protect Your Money and Your Identity

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The population boom in cities like Nashville has many consumers turning to online housing websites such as Craigslist to find an apartment or rental home.

While these popular sites offer convenience for housing seekers, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns that they can often be a playground for identity thieves and scammers.

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