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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 Department of Commerce and Insurance offers Tips to Tennesseans to Maximize Tax Refunds

 

Division of Consumer Affairs and Board of Accountancy Help Consumers Thwart Scammers

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – With tax season in full swing, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares three essential guidelines to help consumers efficiently navigate the income tax filing process.

Income Taxes

Income Taxes

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs gives Tips for Using Credit Cards Wisely

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – Many consumers will utilize credit cards at some point in their life. Despite the conveniences and advantages that credit cards may provide, there are risks associated with their use that may overwhelm consumers and have long-lasting negative effects.

Tips for Using Credit Cards Wisely

Tips for Using Credit Cards Wisely

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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 State Fire Marshal’s Office, ATF Lead Arson Investigation into Dover Church Fire

 

Public Information Is Being Sought About Possible Arson

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Agents from the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) Bomb & Arson Section and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with local law enforcement and fire authorities are investigating the potential causes of a fire at a church in Dover on Thursday morning.

Firefighters extinguished a blaze around 5:30am Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Natcor Drive. The fire is being investigated as arson but a cause of the fire has not yet been determined. «Read the rest of this article»

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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 State Fire Marshal says Teach Children Fire Safety Early and Often

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging parents to teach children the importance of fire safety at an early age to prevent the devastation that can result from youth firesetting.

“If your child expresses curiosity about fire or has been playing with fire, calmly but firmly explain that matches and lighters are tools for adults only,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “Children need to understand that fire is fast, difficult to control, and can hurt as soon as it touches you.”

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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 Securities Division Offers 10 Tips to Protect your Nest Egg

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division urges older investors to stay educated and informed to avoid the devastating effects of financial exploitation.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance gives tips to protect you savings.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance gives tips to protect you savings.

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