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Clarksville Police Department Scam of the Day for September 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.

A family received unsolicited text messages from multiple different phone numbers claiming to be a business that wraps vehicle.

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Fort Campbell to test Wireless Emergency Alert on Integrated Public Alert and Warning System on April 3rd

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Installation Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will run a Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) test on the Integrated Public Alerting and Warning System (IPAWS) on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 1:00pm, weather permitting.

The test message will display on mobile devices as an “Emergency Alert.” The body of the text message will state the following: “Test. Test. This is only a Test from Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center.”

The WEA is a one-way message from IPAWS and is similar to a text message. WEA messages are 90 characters or less, and will show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert.

The messages are free – no charges for air time, message fees, etc. – and not a service someone needs to sign up for.

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center to test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System - Wireless Emergency Alert on April 3rd at 1:00pm. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center to test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Wireless Emergency Alert on April 3rd at 1:00pm. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell to Test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Wireless Emergency Alert

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will test the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) – Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) at 1:00pm Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 depending on weather.

The test message will say “Test Test This is only a test from Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center.”

The WEA is a one-way message from IPAWS and is similar to a text message. The messages are free – no charges for air time, message fees, etc. – and not a service someone needs to sign up for.

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center to test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System - Wireless Emergency Alert today at 1:00pm. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center to test Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Wireless Emergency Alert today at 1:00pm. (Sam Shore)

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AAA reports New Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create Increased Distractions Behind the Wheel

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Drivers using in-vehicle technologies like voice-based and touch screen features were visually and mentally distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message.

AAA Foundation study reveals in-vehicle technology takes one step forward, two steps back.

AAA Foundation study reveals in-vehicle technology takes one step forward, two steps back.

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Fort Campbell to Test Integrate Public Alert and Warning System – Wireless Emergency Alert

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will test the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) – Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) tomorrow, Friday, March 10th, 2017 depending on weather.

The test will take place at 1:00pm only if we have clear weather conditions and will impact U.S. Army Fort Campbell and areas of Montgomery County, Christian County, Stewart County, and Trigg County.

The test message will say “This is a test from the Ft Campbell Emergency Operations Center. This is only a test.”

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will test the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) - Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) tomorrow, Friday, March 10th, 2017. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will test the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) – Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) tomorrow, Friday, March 10th, 2017. (Sam Shore)

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Consumer Reports says Four in Ten Smart Phone Users Fail to take the Most Basic Security Measures

 

7.1 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Destroyed, Lost, or Stolen and Unrecovered; CR’s Mobile Security Investigation Sheds Light on Wireless Threats and Ways to Stay Protected 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – A smart phone can contain a lot of information that its owner would rather keep private.

But 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult smart phone owners fail to take even minimal security measures, such as using a screen-lock, backing up data, or installing an app to locate a missing phone or remotely wipe its data, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net survey.

At least 7.1 million smart phones were irreparably damaged, lost, or stolen and not recovered last year, Consumer Reports projects. Yet 69 percent of smart phone users hadn’t backed up their data, including photos and contacts. Just 22 percent had installed software that could locate their lost phone. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Warns of Tax Season Scams

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – As part of National Consumer Protection Week, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded Tennessee taxpayers to be on the lookout for scammers posing as the IRS and scammers posing as tax preparers with special knowledge about getting IRS tax benefits.

“Tax scams come in many forms, but two of the most common involve fake IRS emails and dishonest people promising ‘free’ government money,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. «Read the rest of this article»

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