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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.”

Outdoor Grilling

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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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 State Fire Marshal gives Safety Tips for Outdoor Music Festivals

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With the summer season quickly approaching, music lovers are counting down the days until the kick off of Tennessee’s major outdoor festivals such as Bonnaroo in Manchester, the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival and others across the state.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds music fans to always incorporate safety into their plans for summer music, no matter the festival.

Safety Tips for Music Lovers attending Outdoor Music Festivals.

Safety Tips for Music Lovers attending Outdoor Music Festivals.

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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 Department of Commerce & Insurance Securities Division Fights Fraud with Financial Services Investigations Unit

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – Financial predators are experts at deception—using cunning to trick people out of their hard-earned investments.

Fortunately, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division offers Tennesseans fraud fighting assistance through its Financial Services Investigations Unit (FSIU).

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Securities Division offers Tennesseans fraud fighting assistance through its Financial Services Investigations Unit.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Securities Division offers Tennesseans fraud fighting assistance through its Financial Services Investigations Unit.

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