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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says Credit Freeze Laws Provide Protection for Identity Theft Victims

May 28, 2019

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) wants to make consumers aware that Identity theft is on the rise in Tennessee, and it’s costing residents.

A recent report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows a more than 20% increase of identity theft in the Volunteer State last year as 6,808 Tennesseans reported being a victim of identity theft.

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

February 10, 2019

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

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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Tennesseans Lost Nearly $1M to Gift Card Scams in 2018

December 12, 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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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Advises everyone to Approach Free Trials with Caution

November 29, 2018

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The option to “try before your buy” when looking for a product or service can be enticing, but the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Affairs Division is advising consumers to approach free trial offers with caution.

While there are many reputable companies offering free trials, some use these offers as a way to sign you up for more products—even if you don’t want them. These subscriptions can end up costing hundreds of dollars before the consumer realizes their accounts have been debited.

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Secure Your Information During Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 7, 2018

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – While technological advances have made everyday tasks easier, they’ve also increased the vulnerability of consumers’ most sensitive personal data. Electronic financial accounts, healthcare information, and social media profiles can be exposed in just a few clicks by enterprising scammers. In recognition of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Tennessee Consumer Affairs and Securities divisions are providing tips to help keep your information safe online.

Technological Advances Provide Convenience but Leave Unsecure Information Vulnerable according to Tennessee Consumer Affairs.

Technological Advances Provide Convenience but Leave Unsecure Information Vulnerable according to Tennessee Consumer Affairs.

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TDCI Shares Tips for Holiday Gift Returns

January 10, 2018

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The holidays have come and gone, leaving some Tennesseans with gifts to be exchanged or returned.

Before bundling up and heading out to the store, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Division of Consumers Affairs encourages consumers to review the following tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help the gift return process go smoothly.

Consumer Tips to help avoid Hassles when returning gifts.

Consumer Tips to help avoid Hassles when returning gifts.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance shares FTC Consumer Alert Regarding Western Union Scam Settlement

December 27, 2017

Consumers Who Lost Money to Scammers Via Western Union Can File a Claim to Get Money Back

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumers Affairs reminds Tennesseans that they must file claims before February 12th, 2018 to be reimbursed for money lost in scams using Western Union.

According to a consumer alert by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union’s money transfer system between January 1st, 2004 and January 19th, 2017, can now file a claim to get their money back by going to FTC.gov/WU before the February deadline.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Do’s & Don’ts in Wake of Equifax Data Breach

September 25, 2017

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With over 3 million Tennesseans’ sensitive information exposed in a data breach at the credit reporting firm Equifax, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Affairs Division wants to help vulnerable consumers plan a course of action to protect themselves from scammers aiming to mine their data through bogus websites and phishing calls.  

According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July and exposed the data of over 143 million Americans.

According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July and exposed the data of over 143 million Americans.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Beware Vacation Rental Scams

June 8, 2016

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Summertime is the ideal season for road trips and mini-vacations. However, traveling away from the security and protection of your home can make you vulnerable to scammers and identity thieves.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs offers tips to help consumers avoid vacation rental scams when preparing for fun during the summer season.

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Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) Imposes Fine For Violations of Do Not Call Law

April 20, 2016

Tennessee Regulatory AuthorityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and nine other states filed a complaint against Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc. for violating the Tennessee and federal Do Not Call Telemarketing laws and has issued a fine in the amount of $500,000.

Both telemarketing laws were established to prohibit unwanted telephone solicitation calls to consumers.

Tennessee Do Not Call Program

Tennessee Do Not Call Program

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