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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Shares Safety Tips Ahead of Hurricane Irma

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Ahead of the arrival tonight of Hurricane Irma, which is now a tropical depression, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) shares safety reminders to help ensure that Tennessee consumers are safe in the face of Irma’s expected high winds and rainfall.

In this daytime view, NOAA's GOES East satellite shows Tropical Storm Irma centered over central Florida on Sept. 11 at 10:45 a.m. EDT (1445 UTC) with its cloud cover extending far into the southern U.S. (NASA/NOAA GOES Project)

In this daytime view, NOAA’s GOES East satellite shows Tropical Storm Irma centered over central Florida on Sept. 11 at 10:45 a.m. EDT (1445 UTC) with its cloud cover extending far into the southern U.S. (NASA/NOAA GOES Project)

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TDCI Cautions Investors to Watch for Scams in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – In the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division is cautioning investors to watch out for opportunistic investment scams.

“As we are seeing in Texas, natural disasters bring out the best in people, with neighbors helping neighbors. Unfortunately, we know from experience that disasters can also bring out the worst in people, particularly those seeking to profit from the misfortune of others,” said TDCI Assistant Commissioner for Securities Frank Borger-Gilligan.

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TDCI’s Tips on Selecting Contractors, Flood Claims, and Reporting Price Gouging

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As Tennessee consumers begin to assess the damage from the high winds and heavy rain created by the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)’s divisions offer the following guidelines, tips and general information to assist consumers in recovery.

Red River going over it banks in Clarksville Tennessee.

Red River going over it banks in Clarksville Tennessee.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance gives 10 Basic Securities Fraud Prevention Tips

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division wants to promote a healthier and safer investment climate in Tennessee by educating citizens of all ages on how to recognize and avoid tactics aimed at separating you from your savings.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance gives tips to help Tennesseans prevent Securities Fraud.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance gives tips to help Tennesseans prevent Securities Fraud.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance encourages Teen Drivers, Parents to Get Smart About Auto Insurance

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the back-to-school season underway, many teen drivers are taking the wheel and driving themselves to class for the first time. 

Before handing over the keys, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to do their homework on auto insurance and talk to their teens about the importance of responsible driving.

TDCI shares the following tips from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to help keep teen drivers safe and parents’ costs down

TDCI shares the following tips from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to help keep teen drivers safe and parents’ costs down

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Shares Tips for Students Moving into Off-Campus Housing

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the month of August underway, many Tennessee college students are preparing to move into rental apartments and houses—some for the first time.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) urges first-time renters to be aware of their rights as tenants and to practice fire safety in their off-campus home.    

                   

TDCI urges Students to be aware of their renters rights and to practice fire safety in off-campus housing.

TDCI urges Students to be aware of their renters rights and to practice fire safety in off-campus housing.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tips to Help Students Avoid Job Scams

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Finding a student job that’s flexible with school schedules can often be difficult. While they do exist, there are some job offers that really are too good to be true.

As the fall school semester approaches, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to equip students with the basic knowledge needed to avoid job scams.

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Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office Emphasizes the Role Fire Safety Plays in Schools

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the start of the fall school semester approaches, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds residents that the fire-safe behavior and habits children learn in school help keep them from harm while inside a school’s walls and sets the stage for a lifetime of fire safety awareness.

“We want school staff, students and parents to understand the importance of school fire safety planning and inspections for code compliance,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “SFMO inspectors work diligently to uphold established school fire codes. Those codes are designed to prevent fire deaths and injuries and, in many cases, are a direct response to a tragedy that occurred in our nation’s past.”

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Big events draw crowds – and unscrupulous scammers looking to cash in at others’ expense. The August 21st, 2017 total solar eclipse is no exception. As thousands of consumers make plans to view the eclipse at parties and other gatherings across the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds

Tennesseans to check the authenticity of the merchandise they purchase to watch the eclipse, including viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers.

The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, stretches across the U.S. from coast to coast, providing scientists with a unique opportunity to study the eclipse from different vantage points. (NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio)

The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, stretches across the U.S. from coast to coast, providing scientists with a unique opportunity to study the eclipse from different vantage points. (NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio)

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Shares Scam Prevention Tips for Summer Travelers

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Tennesseans squeezing in one last vacation before the school year starts, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to be on the lookout for scammers and identity thieves who target summer travelers. 

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