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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance warns Consumers of “ID Spoofing” Phone Scams

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Your phone rings, you check the caller’s number and discover the number dialing your phone belongs to you.

This unusual scenario isn’t your phone’s fault. Instead, it’s a ploy known as ID Spoofing, and it’s a trick perpetrated by criminals using Caller ID cloaking technology to mask their real phone numbers.

After disguising their real numbers, scammers can cause a consumer’s own phone number (or the phone number of a loved one) to appear on your phone’s Caller ID. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS gives Last Minute Tax Filing Tips

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – As the April 15th income-tax filing deadline approaches, IRS Spokesman Mark Green offers tax tips for those still working on their tax returns.

“Millions of taxpayers are rushing to complete their taxes and thousands more realize they’re going to need more time. We estimate that 2.9 million Tennessee Taxpayers will be filing tax returns this year. Thus far we have received over 1.8 million tax returns with an average refund of $2,893,” said Green.   As taxpayers begin to work on finalizing their tax returns, here are some valuable free helpful tax tips to avoid the stress and help beat the rush.

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Internal Revenue Service Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS says Avoid Summertime Tax Scams

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – Ah, summertime! Warm days, rest and recreation and…tax scams. Thieves don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers with their scams after April 15th. Identity theft, phone and phishing scams happen year-round.

Those three top the IRS’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams this year. Here’s some important information you should know about these common tax scams.

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IRS Warns of Phone Scam

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The IRS is warning the public about a phone scam that targets people across the nation, including recent immigrants. Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer.

The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license.

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IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. «Read the rest of this article»

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Better Business Bureau reports Bogus Debt Collectors are using Scare Tactics when Targeting Middle Tennessee Consumers

 

Greater Nashville Better Business BureauNashville, TN – Scammers posing as debt collectors, process servers, government agents or phony law firms, are targeting Middle Tennessee consumers with threats of arrest warrants, criminal prosecution, wage garnishments and high debt collection fees for allegedly unpaid personal loans, back child support or past due student loans.

One consumer contacted BBB after receiving numerous threatening calls from S&P Law Group, Washington D.C. threatening arrest of their son if money was not paid immediately.  Fearing arrest of their son the parents paid $800.00 to delay an arrest warrant on their son for two weeks.  Further investigation by BBB has failed to verify the existence of a law firm by the name S&P Law Group in Washington, D.C. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police wants to make the Public aware of Phone Scam

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – Recently the Clarksville Police Department has received complaints that an unknown individual(s) have been contacting citizens by phone representing themselves as a representative from a law enforcement agency.

The suspect(s) advise the complainants that there has been a warrant issued for the complainants arrest. In order to avoid being taken into custody a payment and/or bond is required to be made over the phone.

None of these incidents have involved suspect(s) representing themselves as a Clarksville Police Department Officer until today. «Read the rest of this article»

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Phishing Scams: E-mail from the IRS? Not Likely

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious e-mails, phone calls, faxes or notices claiming to be from the IRS.  Many of these scams fraudulently use the IRS name or logo as a lure to make the communication appear more authentic and enticing.

The goal of these scams – known as phishing – is to trick you into revealing your personal and financial information. The scammers can then use your information – like your Social Security number, bank account or credit card numbers – to commit identity theft or steal your money. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department reports Fund Raising Scam

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wants to make the public aware that solicitations for the Police Protective Fund are not associated with local law enforcement organizations. The calls have been coming from a 727 prefix number.

They are requesting donations be sent to a Memphis address. From our research, the validity of the organization is extremely questionable.

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