• TDCI Partners with BBB Mid-South for Free Shred Event in Memphis on Oct. 14

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 1:47pm

    The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is partnering with the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, The Commercial Appeal, and Shred-it Memphis to offer free document shredding to Memphis-area residents this Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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  • TDCI Offers Consumers Do’s & Don’ts in Wake of Equifax Data Breach

    Monday, September 25, 2017 | 11:07am

    With over 3 million Tennesseans’ sensitive information exposed in a data breach at the credit reporting firm Equifax, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI)  Consumer Affairs Division wants to help vulnerable consumers plan a course of action to protect themselves from scammers aiming to mine their data through bogus websites and phishing calls.  

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  • Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission: Beware Flood-Related Vehicle Scams

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 1:32pm

    Consumers who are shopping for a new vehicle should be aware that flood-damaged cars and trucks from states ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will eventually surface in Tennessee. In an effort to raise awareness, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, which is part of the Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Regulatory Boards division, is warning consumers to be alert for scammers who might disguise severely water-damaged vehicles as being perfectly good.

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  • TDCI Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Fraudulent Ticket Purchases

    Friday, September 15, 2017 | 8:58am

    Getting tickets to cheer on your favorite team shouldn’t be fraught with worries about being scammed. With football season kicking into high gear, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds consumers to be wary of fraudulent ticket purchasing.

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  • TDCI Shares Safety Tips Ahead of Hurricane Irma

    Monday, September 11, 2017 | 2:26pm

    Ahead of the arrival tonight of Hurricane Irma, which is now a tropical depression, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares safety reminders to help ensure that Tennessee consumers are safe in the face of Irma’s expected high winds and rainfall.

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  • TDCI: Don’t Fall Victim to Scholarship & Student Loan Scams

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 8:56am

    Scholarships and student loans are the most common way to ease the financial burden of tuition costs for many students. Unfortunately, financial predators prey on consumers’ fears of greater monetary responsibility with scams that promise more than they deliver and leave consumers facing greater headaches and debt. 

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  • TDCI Shares Tips for Students Moving into Off-Campus Housing

    Friday, August 04, 2017 | 8:16am

    With the month of August underway, many Tennessee college students are preparing to move into rental apartments and houses—some for the first time. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) urges first-time renters to be aware of their rights as tenants and to practice fire safety in their off-campus home.

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  • TDCI Offers Tips to Help Students Avoid Job Scams

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017 | 12:48pm

    Finding a student job that’s flexible with school schedules can often be difficult. While they do exist, there are some job offers that really are too good to be true. As the fall school semester approaches, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to equip students with the basic knowledge needed to avoid job scams.

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  • TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

    Friday, July 28, 2017 | 9:41am

    Big events draw crowds – and unscrupulous scammers looking to cash in at others’ expense. The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is no exception. As thousands of consumers make plans to view the eclipse at parties and other gatherings across the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to check the authenticity of the merchandise they purchase to watch the eclipse, including viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers. 

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