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Scams, Schemes & Swindles

The Scams, Schemes & Swindles page serves as a central location for scam information with links to fraud and scam webpages of other State of Tennessee departments and agencies.

Please see below to learn about common types of scams and click here to see a list of all our Consumer Alerts.

Car Decal Scam
Car Decal Scam
IRS Scam
IRS Scam
Lottery/Prize Scam
Lottery/Prize Scam
Medicare Brace Scam
Online Purchase Fraud
Debt Collection Scam
Home Repair Scam
Home Repair Scam
Online Romance Scam
Online Romance Scam
Government Grant Scam
Government Grant Scam
Tech Support Scam
Employment Scam
Rental Listing Scam
Grandparent Scam
Grandparent Scam
Charity Scam
Charity Scam
Gift Cards Scam
Gift Cards Scam
Timeshare Scam
Phishing Scam
Advance-Fee Loan Scam

The Federal Trade Commission developed a series of fotonovelas in Spanish based on complaints they received from Spanish-speaking consumers throughout the nation. These fotonovelas offer practical tips to help detect and stop common scams. To order free copies of these materials from the FTC for your community, click here.

Notario Scam Fotonovela
Notario Scam
Income Scams Fotonovela
Income Scams
Avoid Telemarketing Scams Fotonovela
Avoid Telemarketing Scams
Talking About Scams Fotonovela
Talking About Scams
Debt Relief Scams Fotonovela
Debt Relief Scams
Avoid Car-Buying Scams Fotonovela
Avoid Car-Buying Scams
Government Impostor Scam Fotonovela
Government Impostor Scam
Debt Collectors Fotonovela
Debt Collectors