How to avoid losing money to the 'utility company' imposter scam
How to avoid losing money to the 'utility company' imposter scam

If you get a call saying your utility bill is past due, beware of scammers.

Watch out for Fake Tax preparers who steal your identity and run off with your cash
Watch out for Fake Tax preparers who steal your identity and run off with your cash

Tax Day (April 18 this year) is growing ever closer and many Americans will need to use a tax preparer to get their returns in on time. T

UPDATE: Scammers posing as Dade County deputy demand money in lieu of arrest
UPDATE: Scammers posing as Dade County deputy demand money in lieu of arrest

Sgt. Payne says the scammers are using the actual name of the deputy who serves warrants and cloning the number to the sheriff's office.

DeKalb Co Sheriff's Office warns of two scams in play
DeKalb Co Sheriff's Office warns of two scams in play

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is informing citizens of two scams making their way through the area. They say they've already received several reports. 

Scammers return to Dalton with the old 'You owe money on your power bill' trick
Scammers return to Dalton with the old 'You owe money on your power bill' trick

Georgia Power says they will never ask for a credit card or pre-paid debit card number over the phone.

Dunlap Police warn business owners of potential scam
Dunlap Police warn business owners of potential scam

The Dunlap Police Department is warning local business owners of a potential scam. 

Old email scam has a new twist
Old email scam has a new twist

 According to the federal trade commission, scammers, posing as well-known tech companies, are e-mailing a phony invoice showing that you've recently bought music or apps from them.

Catoosa County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam
Catoosa County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

A spokesperson for the office wrote in a Facebook post that they have received calls from citizens who said they have been contacted by someone who says they are with the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office. 

Experts: Beware of company promotions that require third party gift cards
Experts: Beware of company promotions that require third party gift cards

Scammers are always looking for new ways to get your money. One troubling trend centers around gift cards from a well known online retailer.

Scam callers trying to take advantage of tax payers
Scam callers trying to take advantage of tax payers

As millions of Americans head to file their taxes, scammers are trying to make quick money. 

Publishers Clearing House scam making its way through the Tennessee Valley
Publishers Clearing House scam making its way through the Tennessee Valley

Impostors are using Publishers Clearing House prize to lure people into thinking they won, with a catch. 

UPDATE: Dunlap Fire Department warns of phone scam
UPDATE: Dunlap Fire Department warns of phone scam

If you receive one of these calls or any call that you believe is a scam, please contact either the Dunlap Police Department or the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department.

How trash can make you a target for thieves this holiday season
How trash can make you a target for thieves this holiday season

You'd be surprised what people throw away in the days after Christmas, leaving thieves with a road map to the houses with the best gifts. 

What the Tech? Facebook coupon scam
What the Tech? Facebook coupon scam

If it's too good to be true.... you know the rest of it. Still, many of your friends are falling for an old scam on Facebook that can do some serious damage to your computer and your bank account. 

EPB warns customers of scam
EPB warns customers of scam

EPB officials are warning customers about a scam going around.  

Dunlap police warning neighbors about phony salesman
Dunlap police warning neighbors about phony salesman

Dunlap police said the man claiming to be with the Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative was not wearing a uniform or any credentials.

Crime Stoppers: Credit card fraud suspect
Crime Stoppers: Credit card fraud suspect

This week's bad guy is using credit cards and card numbers that do not belong to him, but he is doing it in plain view of some pretty good security cameras.

Beware of Publisher's Clearing House scam
Beware of Publisher's Clearing House scam

Holiday grinches, also known as scammers, are already attempting to steal Christmas this year.

Dade Co. Sheriff's Office warning of jury duty scam
Dade Co. Sheriff's Office warning of jury duty scam

Sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. Chad Payne says a man with a southern accent and goes by the name of Gary Miller is posing as a sergeant with the Dade County Sheriff's Office while attempting the scam over the phone.

Scammers targeting military veterans and their families through charities
Scammers targeting military veterans and their families through charities

Ahead of Veterans Day, there have been reports of people using multiple schemes to get money from military families.

What the Tech? Amazon scam
What the Tech? Amazon scam

Amazon shoppers, watch out! You're being targeted by bad guys. According to the Better Business Bureau, many Amazon shoppers are beginning to get an e-mail designed to steal your credit card information or everything on your computer. 

What the Tech? Avoiding Facebook scams
What the Tech? Avoiding Facebook scams

Facebook can be fraught with frauds and scams, so be careful.

Residents getting calls from scammers pretending to be from Georgia Power
Residents getting calls from scammers pretending to be from Georgia Power

If you receive one of these calls, authorities remind residents to not pay or share personal information with the caller.

Victim of "The Grandparent Scam" speaks out
Victim of "The Grandparent Scam" speaks out

67-year-old Pat Taintor got a call from his daughter in Boston or so he thought.

Signal Mountain PD warning residents of "The Grandparent Scam"
Signal Mountain PD warning residents of "The Grandparent Scam"

The scammer pretends to be the victim's grandchild and says they've gotten into trouble while traveling overseas.

Local financial coach explains how you can protect yourself in Equifax breach
Local financial coach explains how you can protect yourself in Equifax breach

Equifax announced last week that sensitive information belonging to some 143 million Americans may be exposed after a massive data breach. 

BBB warns of possible scam using Hurricane Harvey to make money
BBB warns of possible scam using Hurricane Harvey to make money

The Better Business Bureau wants people to be aware of scammers trying to make a quick buck off of Hurricane Harvey.

Whitfield County woman warning people about "check in the mail" scam
Whitfield County woman warning people about "check in the mail" scam

Dalton police said what makes the scam different is that it involves a mystery shopper assignment.

Jury duty scam in Whitfield County
Jury duty scam in Whitfield County

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public of fraudulent calls circulating in our area involving citizens being informed they have to pay a fine for missing Jury Duty. 

Chatsworth PD warning of scam calls from 876 area code
Chatsworth PD warning of scam calls from 876 area code

Police say the scammers are calling residents the area code, often times the elderly, and telling them they have won money and/or prizes.

Scammers target PayPal users in scheme
Scammers target PayPal users in scheme

A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found what potential victims of scammers described as a loophole in the payment system of the popular online payment method PayPal.

Another scam making the rounds: fake warrant issued
Another scam making the rounds: fake warrant issued

You've probably heard this one before. The scammer goes along to threaten "legal action" if a payment isn't made. 

Experts warn of scam FedEx emails circulating in Chattanooga
Experts warn of scam FedEx emails circulating in Chattanooga

Scammers pretending to be FedEx are sending emails that appear to deliver a message from the company.

Preds cracking down on scalpers
Preds cracking down on scalpers

While the Music City is preparing for Game 3 at the Bridgestone Arena, officials are cracking down on scalpers trying to rip off diehard fans. 

UPDATE: EPB warning customers of ransomware attack
UPDATE: EPB warning customers of ransomware attack

EPB is warning its customers of a ransomware attack that's being used to hijack computers and extort money.

SCAM: Caller posing as Dish Network employee seeks payment for fake upgrade
SCAM: Caller posing as Dish Network employee seeks payment for fake upgrade

The Sheriff's Office says the scammers are asking for payment for a fake software update.

SCAMMER: 'Can you please add money to my iTunes card?'
SCAMMER: 'Can you please add money to my iTunes card?'

Police say the scammers will call or email, asking you to load money on an iTunes gift card.

Local woman falls victim to computer scam, warns others
Local woman falls victim to computer scam, warns others

A local woman paid hundreds of dollars to retrieve her computer files after a ransomware attack.

Spotting Scam Sellers on Amazon
Spotting Scam Sellers on Amazon

Websites like Amazon have revolutionized shopping and where money is being spent, you can bet thieves are out to get a cut of the action. In this 3 On Your Side report, a warning about a scam that has recently popped up on the internet retailer, what it is, and how to avoid it. 

Local victim of scam attempt warning others to just hang up
Local victim of scam attempt warning others to just hang up

Police said they will never contact you over the phone if you have a warrant out, and they certainly won't ask you for money.

That amazing Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon for Mother's Day? It's fake
That amazing Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon for Mother's Day? It's fake

The home goods retailer is warning shoppers that the coupon, which has been circulating on Facebook, is fake.

SCAM: Trio posing as TFP contractors hit Rossville neighborhood forcing entry to homes
SCAM: Trio posing as TFP contractors hit Rossville neighborhood forcing entry to homes

A TFP spokesman said they are aware of the situation, and these people are not their contractors. He said if a representative comes to your door they will have three forms of ID, be wearing TFP clothing, along with a reflective vest.

HCSO warns community of law enforcement scam
HCSO warns community of law enforcement scam

Again, the "failure to show up for jury duty" scam is popping up. 

IRS just hired private debt collection agencies to chase down your debt
IRS just hired private debt collection agencies to chase down your debt

The IRS announced earlier this month that it's hired four debt collection agencies to round up outstanding payments from taxpayers.

FCC cracks down on annoying robocalls
FCC cracks down on annoying robocalls

The new rules would give a little more power to phone companies and let them block obviously phony numbers.

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