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FBI says Tis the Season for Holiday Online Shopping Scams, Don’t Be a Victim

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBIMemphis, TN – With more people than ever doing their holiday shopping online, FBI Memphis wants to remind shoppers to look out for scams designed to steal your money and personal information. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

“According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), in 2019, Tennesseans lost over $33,052,233 due to a variety of scams,” said Douglas Korneski, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Memphis Field Office. “Enjoy a scam-free holiday season by remaining vigilant and if you believe you have been the victim of a scam, report it to the FBI at IC3.gov.”

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Clarksville Police want to make public aware of Motor Vehicle Thefts, Burglaries

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD)

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are trying to educate the public of the ongoing problem of vehicle thefts and burglaries with the goal of encouraging citizens to take preventive measures to reduce the probability of becoming a victim.

In a two week period, March 12th through March 25th, 2019, there were 58 vehicle burglaries throughout the city. Out of those 58, four had windows broken, six were locked but, some of had no signs of forced entry, and 48 were unlocked.

Clarksville Police wants to raise vehicle theft, burlary awareness.

Clarksville Police wants to raise vehicle theft, burlary awareness.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force holds Safe Spring Break IMPACT Panel

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Over 400 Austin Peay State University students attended the Safe Spring Break IMPACT Panel held at the Clement Auditorium Tuesday evening.

The event was organized by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force to spotlight the dangers of distracted driving and featured four speakers whose lives were personally impacted by distracted driving.

Fletcher Cleaves, who has been featured on College Game Day, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, SportsCenter, and Outside the Lines with Bob Ley, spoke about an accident that changed his life forever.

Fletcher Cleaves at the Spring Break Distracted Driving IMPACT Panel.

Fletcher Cleaves at the Spring Break Distracted Driving IMPACT Panel.

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ALDI Brings Fresh Shopping Experience to Clarksville

 

ALDIClarksville, TN – After 16 years serving the community, ALDI will open a new Clarksville location, offering a smarter, faster and easier grocery shopping experience. The new store will be located at 1570 Fort Campbell Boulevard, and will replace the current store located at 1626 Fort Campbell Boulevard, which will close its doors on Sunday, March 10th.

To celebrate the new store opening, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 14th at 8:45am, followed by its popular Golden Ticket giveaway offering gift cards to the first 100 customers. Shoppers can also sample ALDI-exclusive brand foods and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce.

Aldi Grocery Store

Aldi Grocery Store

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Tennessee State Parks Add Their Own Flavor to Holiday Shopping

 

Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks is encouraging shoppers this holiday to support conservation efforts through making a seasonal toast with their coffee roast or by spreading some cheer with their beer. A portion of the sales of the “State Parks Coffee” and the “State Park Blonde Ale” support the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, a nonprofit partner of the state parks system.

The state parks have joined Just Love Coffee on three flavors branded as Tennessee State Parks varieties – Earthy Blueberry for West Tennessee, Chocolate Raisin for Middle Tennessee, and Smoky Blueberry for East Tennessee.

Give Loved Ones a Tennessee State Park Gift Card for Christmas.

Give Loved Ones a Tennessee State Park Gift Card for Christmas.

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Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers to Beware of the 12 Scams of Christmas

 

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Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – The spirit of the holidays usually brings out the joy of giving for most people, but for scammers, the holidays are a time of taking. Better Business Bureau serving Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky is warning consumers to beware of the 12 most popular Christmas scams.

Online Shopping scams: Because many retailers now have chip card readers, fraud at bricks-and-mortar stores is down, so scammers have shifted their efforts online. Use a credit (not debit) card online and only shop on secure websites. Look for https in the address (the extra “s” is for “secure”) and for a lock symbol.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation provides safe Halloween Fun with Fright on Franklin

 

Fright on FranklinClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreations’ Fright on Franklin continues to be one of Clarksville’s favorite events. Scores of local businesses and organizations participated this year, in what has become a Halloween tradition that receives rave reviews from all around, vendors, parents, and especially young trick-or-treaters.

“This was our tenth year and it was a huge success,” Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Rob Rayburn said. “We would estimate that there were about 6,000 people who came downtown between 3:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturday.

6,000 people enjoyed beautiful weather and great costumes Saturday at the 10th Annual Fright on Franklin in Downtown Clarksville.

6,000 people enjoyed beautiful weather and great costumes Saturday at the 10th Annual Fright on Franklin in Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville Police Department Scams of the Day for October 5th, 2018

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is going to make the public aware of some of the scams that they receive daily. CPD knows there are an unlimited amounts of scams, but they are going to try and put out the ones where people have actually suffered a loss.

#1 A man was selling an item online. He was contacted by a potential buyer and sent a check for $1800 and told to cash the check, purchase $1370 dollars worth of Amazon gift cards and send the codes so they could be redeemed which he did. The check came back as bad.

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Clarksville Police Department Scams of the Day for August 15th, 2018

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is going to make the public aware of some of the scams that they receive daily. CPD knows there are an unlimited amounts of scams, but they are going to try and put out the ones where people have actually suffered a loss.

An 18 year old man received a call telling him he received a federal government grant for school but would be required to pay $1400 to receive the grant. After the victim sent $1400 in Apple Itune cards they realized it was a scam.

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Kids catch interest in outdoors, environment at Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo

 

Written by Trey Church
Cheatham Lake Conservation Biologist

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAshland City, TN – Kids caught fish and an interest in the outdoors and environment during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo.

“The Fishing Rodeo brought about many smiles, healthy competition, education, and memories to last a lifetime,” said Amy Hill, an event participant.

Every child (up to age 15) who signed up for the event received a prize ranging from fishing rods, archery sets, sporting equipment, local gift cards, and tackle boxes. Every participant was also treated to lunch from event sponsors.

This boy and father celebrate catching a fish during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo in Ashland City, Tennessee, June 16th, 2018. (Trey Church, USACE)

This boy and father celebrate catching a fish during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo in Ashland City, Tennessee, June 16th, 2018. (Trey Church, USACE)

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