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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Alerts Livestock Producers to Possible Scam

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is warning livestock producers about a potential scam.

Several Tennessee cattle farmers have recently been contacted by a person or persons indicating they want to buy cattle.

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Tennessee Sheriff’s Association warns of Membership, Donations Scam

 

Tennessee Sheriff’s AssociationLebanon, TN – The Tennessee Sheriff’s Association (TSA) would like to warn the public of a scam circulating the state targeting citizens.

Scammers are calling and posing as TSA President and Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson and asking for membership dues and donations to help
during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

“The TSA would never solicit funds or ask for donations over the phone” said Sheriff Fuson.

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Montgomery County Health Department warns citizens of COVID-19 Testing Scam

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department was made aware of multiple scammer calls that went out from the health department phone number today. The callers are contacting people to let them know they can receive the results of their COVID-19 test if they share their social security number.

The act of stealing a local or trusted number is known as spoofing.

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FBI Warns of Advance Fee, BEC Schemes Related to Procurement of PPE and Other Supplies During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBIWashington, D.C. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is providing this industry alert to warn government and health care industry buyers of rapidly emerging fraud trends related to procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical equipment such as ventilators, and other supplies or equipment in short supply during the current COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The FBI recently became aware of multiple incidents in which state government agencies, attempting to procure such equipment, wire transferred funds to fraudulent brokers and sellers in advance of receiving the items.

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KnowBe4 Discovers New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Warning People They’ve Been Infected

 

KnowBe4Tampa Bay, FLKnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has discovered a new type of phishing scam warning people that they’ve come into contact with a friend/colleague/family member who has been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The email instructs them to download a malicious attachment and proceed immediately to the hospital.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says when Buying a Vehicle With a Tax Refund? Keep Scammers out of the Driver’s Seat

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With tax season in full swing, Tennessee consumers who have been waiting for the “green light” on buying a new vehicle will likely be using their tax refunds to go car-shopping. Unfortunately, auto scammers are also on the prowl, angling to leave consumers in the dust.

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TWRA issues Scam Alert, Buyers Beware When Purchasing Hunting and Fishing Licenses

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) wants sportsmen to beware! A scam website has been detected by the TWRA. There is a new bogus website that appears when you Google Tennessee fishing license.

The scam website appears as an advertisement during a Google Search for “Tennessee Fishing License.” The site then allows you to enter your personal information, such as name, date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number, phone number, email address and residential address.

TWRA warns sportsmen of a scam website that appears when you search for "Tennessee Fishing License".

TWRA warns sportsmen of a scam website that appears when you search for “Tennessee Fishing License”.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Raises Awareness About Affinity Fraud

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Securities Division is warning Tennessee investors about how to avoid becoming a victim of a type of fraud known as affinity fraud.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Securities Division warns Tennesseans of Affinity Fraud.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Securities Division warns Tennesseans of Affinity Fraud.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Warns About National “Loan Payment Protection Insurance” Scam

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is joining other state regulators in warning consumers about a national insurance scam targeting consumers shopping for privately funded loans, likely for real estate.

Victims have been identified in three states including Tennessee where a Johnson City man says he lost $18,000 to scammers.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance warns Seniors of Genetic Testing Scams

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) is warning consumers about Genetic Testing Scams aimed at Seniors to collect their personal information.

That is way TDCI is joining other state and national regulators to warn consumers about reports of people claiming to represent genetic testing firms who are visiting senior living communities, assisted living facilities and senior centers to swab seniors’ cheeks purportedly to collect genetic material in order to screen for cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

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