• Beware of Online Dating Scammers

    Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:59am

    NASHVILLE – Looking for love in all the wrong places? Some consumers look to online dating as a way to hatch a serious relationship. Unfortunately, some fraud artists are also banking on online dating as a way to scam people out of their money. 

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  • Cyber security awareness saves money, time

    Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:42am

    NASHVILLE – Technology touches virtually every aspect of your life these days, both at home and work, and whether we are using a laptop or desktop computer or one of the many mobile devices that connect us to the Internet.

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  • Employment Scams: Be wary of firms charging fees to find you a job

    Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:32am

    NASHVILLE – If you are looking for a job, you have probably seen ads for job placement firms that promise results. While many of these firms may be legitimate and helpful, others may misrepresent their services, promote outdated or fictitious job offerings and charge high fees in advance for services that may not lead to a job. 

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  • Foreign lottery scams: You can’t win a contest you didn’t enter

    Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:26am

    NASHVILLE – “Congratulations! You are our $100 million sweepstakes winner!” 

    Sound familiar? Scams like this circulate daily. Their goal is to get your money or personal information. Whether you receive notification via telephone, e-mail or direct mail telling you that you have won foreign lotteries, from Canada or from as far away as Europe, you are asked to reply with personal information in order to receive the winnings. 

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  • Prevent home repair rip-offs

    Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:18am

    NASHVILLE – After a major disaster, such as a flood or tornado, many victims need immediate help to repair damage and secure their property to avoid further loss. That’s when it’s important to understand how to best purchase qualified home repair services -- and to have knowledge about scam artists who take advantage of disaster victims.

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