Protecting yourself from scammers that use payment apps like Venmo, Zelle
Protecting yourself from scammers that use payment apps like Venmo, Zelle

Many consumers don't know that P2P payment services have limited, if any, fraud protection. Once the money is sent, it’s gone.

'Nuts! Out of control. Do something!': American robocall outrage
'Nuts! Out of control. Do something!': American robocall outrage

The FCC and the FTC receive hundreds of thousands of complaints a month about scam calls. Here's a snapshot.

TVA officials warn of scammers posing as 'power bill collectors' with the authority
TVA officials warn of scammers posing as 'power bill collectors' with the authority

TVA officials are warning residents to be cautious of scammers posing as bill collectors with the organization.

SCAM ALERT: TWRA warning of fake fishing license scam
SCAM ALERT: TWRA warning of fake fishing license scam

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency says at least two websites are selling fake fishing licenses.

FBI: Internet scam losses soar in 2018 in Tennessee
FBI: Internet scam losses soar in 2018 in Tennessee

The 2018 total for Tennessee is about double the previous year's figure of approximately $13 million.

WWTA warns Snow Hill area residents of scammer going door-to-door
WWTA warns Snow Hill area residents of scammer going door-to-door

A person saying they are with WWTA is trying to go into homes in the Snow Hill area, a WWTA spokesperson said.

Local authorities warn of scammers posing as the IRS this tax season
Local authorities warn of scammers posing as the IRS this tax season

Local authorities say it usually starts with a phone call from the scammer asking you to provide your tax filing information.

SCAM ALERT: North Georgia EMC warning customers of utility scams
SCAM ALERT: North Georgia EMC warning customers of utility scams

North Georgia EMC officials are providing tips to avoid recently reported scams.

SCAM ALERT: Rossville man falls victim to scammers
SCAM ALERT: Rossville man falls victim to scammers

A Las Vegas number contacted the victim saying he won the jackpot and all he had to do was send money in the form of a check, money order, or pre-paid card to walk away with thousands of dollars and a brand new car.

Volunteer Energy Cooperative warns of scam targeting East TN businesses
Volunteer Energy Cooperative warns of scam targeting East TN businesses

Scammers are calling from the number 423-878-6931. 

More than 770 million emails and passwords exposed in a massive breach
More than 770 million emails and passwords exposed in a massive breach

Some cybersecurity experts are calling this one of the largest breaches ever.

SCHOOL PATROL: Jasper Middle School hosts internet safety seminar for parents
SCHOOL PATROL: Jasper Middle School hosts internet safety seminar for parents

Homeland security special agent David Nally taught a seminar to parents about apps that could pose a danger.

SCAM ALERT: Catoosa Co. Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam
SCAM ALERT: Catoosa Co. Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

Scammers claiming to work for the sheriff's office are threatening to arrest residents if they do not follow their instructions.

SPOOF CALLS: Erlanger officials warn of fake telemarketing calls
SPOOF CALLS: Erlanger officials warn of fake telemarketing calls

A spokesperson for Erlanger says calls coming from a 423 area code and a 778 prefix are coming from computerized systems from other databases and phone lists that are not affiliated with the hospital.

TDIC warns of scam targeting potential homebuyers, sellers
TDIC warns of scam targeting potential homebuyers, sellers

TDIC wants to warn potential homebuyers about 'cloud companies,' which are fake online real-estate websites that advertise available properties.

Scammers trying to take advantage of Bradley Co. residents
Scammers trying to take advantage of Bradley Co. residents

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office issued a warning Saturday about scammers calling residents and claiming there is a warrant for their arrest.

'Secret Sister' gift exchange circulating on social media is a scam
'Secret Sister' gift exchange circulating on social media is a scam

The ‘Secret Sister' gift exchange has popped up on Facebook again. Officials warn these posts should be ignored.

Avoid social security scams
Avoid social security scams

(NBC News) According to a recent report, nearly half of all phone calls will come from scammers by next year.

Tennessee, other states ask for action on illegal robocalls
Tennessee, other states ask for action on illegal robocalls

Tennessee's attorney general has joined several dozen other states to ask the federal government to take action on illegal robocalls.

UPDATE: Card skimmers found at Circle K ATMs in Chattanooga
UPDATE: Card skimmers found at Circle K ATMs in Chattanooga

Skimmers were discovered Friday at Circle K convenience stores on Amnicola Highway, Brainerd Road, and Shallowford Road.

SCAM ALERT: BBB officials warn against new Amazon job scam
SCAM ALERT: BBB officials warn against new Amazon job scam

The scammers scour the web for job-seekers, this includes people who have posted resumes.

FBI warns of a phishing scam that can steal your next paycheck
FBI warns of a phishing scam that can steal your next paycheck

The Federal Bureau of Investigations warn of a scam that can steal your payroll information with the click of a button

SCAM ALERT: State officials warning sports fans of fraudulent tickets
SCAM ALERT: State officials warning sports fans of fraudulent tickets

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance are reminding fans to be on the lookout for fraudulent tickets and ticket-buying scams that could make losers out of consumers.

UTC warns of email phishing scam
UTC warns of email phishing scam

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga said emails were sent by hackers to three of their distribution lists Friday night.

New scam trend promises quick, easy money, TDIC warns
New scam trend promises quick, easy money, TDIC warns

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is warning the public about a new scam trend.

TN police department warns of phishing scam
TN police department warns of phishing scam

The City of Dickson Police Department said the scam is being sent out in the form of a text message from an unknown number.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office warning residents about rise in scam calls
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office warning residents about rise in scam calls

If you have any questions on a call you believe is a scam, contact you local law enforcement agency.

SCAM ALERT: Protecting your self from technology scams
SCAM ALERT: Protecting your self from technology scams

The Federal Trade Commission says the Volunteer State has the 10th highest rate per capita for fraud reports.

Be aware of fake customer service numbers online
Be aware of fake customer service numbers online

A new warning from officials to be careful before you call customer service phone number when searching online.

Church goers being targeted in email scam
Church goers being targeted in email scam

Another day, another scam, with this one targeting the faith-based community.

UPDATE: Chattanooga debit card fraud suspect facing additional charges in East Ridge
UPDATE: Chattanooga debit card fraud suspect facing additional charges in East Ridge

Chattanooga police arrested a Florida man Sunday evening who was using stolen card information to withdraw money from an ATM.

SCAM ALERT: Dalton Utilities warns of phone scam
SCAM ALERT: Dalton Utilities warns of phone scam

Dalton Utilities asks residents to call their office at 706-278-131 to report anything unusual.

UPDATE: Dade Co. Sheriff's Office warns of new scam
UPDATE: Dade Co. Sheriff's Office warns of new scam

The Dade County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of a scam.

Typos could lead to scam websites
Typos could lead to scam websites

Criminals, often from overseas, are launching websites that are spelled like many popular sites but have a typo in them. 

'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' is an illegal scam: BBB
'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' is an illegal scam: BBB

Two holiday schemes have made their way back to social media and people are still falling for them. 

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. 

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