• TDCI: Use Caution When Investing Through a Social Network

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 10:13am

    Social networking in the Internet age allows people to connect to one another easier than ever before. However, as more investment promoters turn to social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and eHarmony to find potential investors, consumers must take care to avoid online investment scams that could compromise personal and financial information. 

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  • TDCI Securities Division Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 4:01pm

    The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division announced that it will be participating in International Fraud Awareness Week (Nov. 12-18, 2017), as an official supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The movement, known commonly as Fraud Week, champions the need to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard business and investments from the growing fraud problem.

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  • State Fire Marshal: Misuse of Electric Cords Can Lead to Fires

    Monday, November 13, 2017 | 9:57am

    Electricity helps make our lives easier, but there are times when we can take its power and its potential for fire-related hazards for granted. The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans that the dangers of electrical hazards are always present and warns of common hazards such as overloaded electrical outlets, arcing, and extension cords.

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  • Beware Financial Scams Aimed at Tennessee Veterans

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017 | 3:31pm

    Ahead of Veterans Day (observed Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017), the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division Office urge Tennessee’s veterans and their families to beware of financial scams that often make them the target of unscrupulous scammers.  

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  • TDCI: Collision Frequency Increases During Deer Mating Season

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017 | 12:32pm

    Here in Tennessee, you don't have to be a hunter to have an animal adventure during the fall months. Depending on where you live, you and your vehicle may be in the same path as deer, raccoons, birds, cows and even bears. With animal collision rates increasing due to mating season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares tips to help protect Tennessee drivers from unforeseen and potentially dangerous encounters with wildlife.

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  • Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1 on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

    Wednesday, November 01, 2017 | 9:34am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers that Open Enrollment for insurance coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) begins Nov. 1, 2017. As the enrollment period is shorter than in years past, Tennesseans are strongly encouraged to review their options and begin preparation for the new policy year.

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  • TDCI Shares Info About Robocall-Blocking Apps

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 3:25pm

    It’s a scenario that’s playing out with increasing frequency: You answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person.  These are robocalls, and while some are valid and necessary (such as emergency evacuation notices) most are telemarketing sales calls that are against the law.  

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  • State Fire Marshal Shares Halloween Fire Safety Tips

    Friday, October 27, 2017 | 9:00am

    With Halloween festivities in full swing, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) encourages Tennesseans to keep safety in mind in order to avoid the fire risks commonly linked to Halloween decorations and activities.   

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