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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Shares Consumer Safety, Scam Tips About Contractors, Home Construction Projects

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Spring renovation and remodeling projects are in full swing across Tennessee as homeowners who have been sheltering at home in order to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are using their time to improve their homes and properties.

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TDCI Shares Tips on Filing Insurance Claims, Selecting Contractors

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is providing tips to aid consumers about filing their insurance claims, selecting contractors, and avoiding scammers who might prey on them in the wake of severe weather this week that produced a reported EF-1 tornado in the Memphis/Shelby County area.

Storms Caused Significant Damage to Homes, Buildings

Storms Caused Significant Damage to Homes, Buildings

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs gives Tips on Selecting Contractors

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers about contractors making door-to-door or telephone solicitations offering to renovate or repair your home.

Often these contractors are high-pressure salespersons seeking to convince homeowners to sign a contract, and then they hire inexperienced, unlicensed individuals as “subcontractors.”

Tennessee Consumer Affairs says be careful when selecting a contractor for home repair or improvement.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs says be careful when selecting a contractor for home repair or improvement.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance reminds Tennesseans to ‘Always verify before you pay’

 

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Be sure to check license status at verify.tn.gov before hiring a contractor

Nashville, TN – After a very wet summer, it’s important for Tennesseans to make sure that any needed home repairs are serviced by a licensed contractor.

“We encourage individuals to vet contractors through verify.tn.gov or through the Board for Licensing Contractors before signing on the dotted line,” said the Regulatory Boards Assistant Commissioner Bill Giannini. “Never pay cash and always, ALWAYS, verify before you pay any money!”

The Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) offers the following tips to homeowners for interacting with insurance companies and selecting contractors. «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 Department of Commerce and Insurance offers Tennesseans storms-related tips

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring

Nashville, TN – As temperatures change, storms can result, bringing damage to our homes. The Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) would like to offer consumers some tips for interacting with insurance companies and for selecting contractors.

Tennessee’s Board for Licensing Contractors has found that unscrupulous, unlicensed contractors like to take advantage of homeowners anxious to rebuild after disasters. Be sure to hire only licensed contractors and check them out with the Board. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee offers Storm-Related Insurance, Contractors Tips

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceRead policy before contacting insurers; check licenses before hiring

Nashville, TN – As temperatures climb and we inch toward spring, storms – even tornadoes – can result, bringing damage to our homes. The Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) would like to offer consumers some tips for interacting with insurance companies and selecting contractors. «Read the rest of this article»

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Commerce and Insurance offers Tennesseans storms-related tips

 

Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring 
 
Tennessee Consumer Affairs DivisionNashville, TN – As temperatures change, storms can result, bringing damage to our homes. The Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) would like to offer consumers some tips for interacting with insurance companies and for selecting contractors. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Ranks as One of “America’s Top States for Transportation and Infrastructure”

 

State ranks 5th in CNBC study

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – For the second year in a row, Tennessee’s transportation system ranks as one of the best in the nation, according to CNBC’s 2011 study “America’s Top States for Business.” The business news network scored all 50 states on 40 measures of competitiveness, including the vitality of each state’s transportation system.

Tennessee’s overall score ranks the state as the fifth best in America in the category of “Transportation and Infrastructure.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee disaster victims, beware of scammers posing as FEMA

 

Real aides set appointments, have your SSN data already

Tennessee Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Tennesseans grappling with damage from recent tornados and flooding may encounter people in FEMA uniforms seeking residents’ private information. Commerce and Insurance wants to relay FEMA’s instructions: Treat with suspicion anyone claiming to be with the agency who shows up unannounced.

“FEMA has been clear about this – people claiming to be with FEMA who show up unannounced to the homes of residents without their case information are likely fraud artists,” says Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “FEMA recommends you call the police, should that occur.” «Read the rest of this article»

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