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Clarksville Police offer advice to prevent Thefts, Break-Ins during Holidays

 

Clarksville Residents urged to Shop Safely during Holidays

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The holiday season is here, and Clarksville Police are urging residents to take precautions to reduce their chances of becoming a crime victim during this otherwise joyous time of year.

The season, with its shopping, traveling and gift-giving, creates opportunities for crooks and thieves to prey on unsuspecting residents.

Clarksville Police Department says Park Smart.

Clarksville Police Department says Park Smart.

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Internal Revenue Service Scam Letters

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported complaints from people receiving fake letters supposedly from the IRS.

In the past, it was made clear to potential victims of IRS scams that the agency will never call or email regarding debt due. Mail was always the primary form of communication.

Scammers have obviously caught on and have started mailing fake correspondences.

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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 Offers Tax Filing Tips Ahead of April 15th Deadline

 

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Tax Day (April 15th, 2019) less than two weeks away, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs and the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process, make the most of their income tax refund and avoid fraudulent tax preparers and scammers.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Warns Consumers of Nationwide Social Security, Homeland Security Scams

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is advising Tennessee consumers to be wary of callers purporting to represent the Social Security Administration (SSA) or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in light of recent warnings from both agencies about nationwide telephone impersonation scams.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says ‘Sweetheart’ Scammers Will Break Your Heart, Empty Your Wallet

 

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Valentine’s Day (February 14th, 2019) quickly approaching, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to be wary of ‘sweetheart’ scammers who claim to love you but, in reality, are only after your money.

Learn How to Spot The Red Flags of a Scam Before You Lose

Learn How to Spot The Red Flags of a Scam Before You Lose

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Consumers to Familiarize Themselves with Flood Insurance Coverage

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – In the wake of flooding Wednesday night that affected consumers across Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are sharing tips to help consumers familiarize themselves with flood insurance.

Flood Damage is not Typically Covered by Most Homeowners Insurance Policies

Flood Damage is not Typically Covered by Most Homeowners Insurance Policies

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Tennesseans Lost Nearly $1M to Gift Card Scams in 2018

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – For scammers, the season of holiday giving is the season of taking, and Tennesseans’ hard-earned money again tops scammers’ wish lists. Unfortunately, Tennessee consumers are falling for scammers’ ploys when it comes to gift card swindles in increasing numbers.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Consumer Sentinel Network reports Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million – over $943,000 – through prepaid gift card scams in 2018, which is a 44 % increase compared to 2017 when scammers stole $653,709 from consumers.

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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 Police Department Scam of the Day for October 26th, 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.

Employment Scam – Man applied for a job online, hired and was sent two checks, $3554 and another for $4754 equaling $8308 which he deposited.

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