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Skimmers rip off Bartlett drivers at gas pumps

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Drivers need to be extra careful to avoid getting their credit card information stolen at the gas pumps. Bartlett Police Department detectives are looking into two credit card “skimmers” recently found at Bartlett gas stations. One was at the Circle K (8140 U.S. 64) and the other was at the Shell gas station on Kirby […]

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Don’t fall for text scam about traffic violations

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A sneaky scam is now circulating via text messages, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. On Monday, the SCSO’s Facebook page reported that some people are getting alarming texts that say, “This is Shelby county law enforcement automated response. You have been caught by radar on the camera surveillance system. The fine is $250. […]

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‘Possible tax sale’ scam alarms taxpayers

MEMPHIS — The Shelby County Trustee’s Office has received a number of complaints from concerned property owners who were sent solicitations from a company targeting them with unauthorized tax notices. Postcards were mailed to delinquent taxpayers seeking to purchase their properties for taxes owed. “We have been getting an influx of calls from distraught taxpayers […]

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BBB lists top 10 scams of 2016

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ARLINGTON, Va.—Reports to the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker last year confirmed that tax scams are still the top scam, despite a huge drop in reports after a September police raid in Mumbai, India. The list was compiled based on more than 30,000 scam reports filed by consumers on bbb.org/scamtracker, a free interactive online tool launched last year by the […]

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Business ID theft targets Memphis office

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is sharing a scam alert issued by the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South (BBB) warning consumers of a phony job offer scam making the rounds in Memphis. BBB Accredited Business High Speed Delivery, a local Memphis courier service, has reported […]

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Scammers hide behind BBB’s good name to commit fraud

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds consumers that scammers continue trying to trick consumers and businesses into providing information that leads to identity theft, drains bank accounts, and ruins credit reports. In fact, several BBBs recently reported scammers are once again weaving BBB’s trusted name into […]

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Collierville man reported as unlicensed insurance salesman

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is alerting consumers of an unlicensed agent who has been reported for the unauthorized sale of insurance policies in the Memphis area. David Brian Uthe operated as an insurance agent until his license was revoked by TDCI in February 2009, for the misappropriation of over […]

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TDCI warns consumers about card skimmers

NASHVILLE — The recent discovery of credit card skimmers hidden inside gas pumps at a Nashville area convenience store exposes the potential vulnerability of everyday consumers to thieves and scam artists. The Tennessee Depart-ment of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers to be on the lookout for skimming devices that […]

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