Theft of Check Card numbers lead to Rutherford County resident falling victim to a "Coinbase" Money Transfer

Mar 22, 2022 at 10:00 am by WGNS

A local resident in the Barfield Community recently fell victim to a scam involving a “Coinbase” money transfer that totaled close to $1,300. The money was taken from the victims personal checking account, which many realize is a devastating withdraw - especially when you factor in monthly bills being deducted that include everything from mortgage payments to utility bills. 

Evidently, the money was withdrawn from the victims checking account because someone stole the numbers on the front and back of his check card. 

Thankfully, the victims bank cleared up the issue, but the money was not refunded until the following month.

Dr. Anne Anderson, finance professor at MTSU, said that keeping up with your bank statement is extremely important. However, many young adults don’t think about their bank statement in this technologically advanced world…

Anderson is the Weatherford Chair of Finance in the Jones College of Business and hopes to change the way young adults manage their income.

The local professor told WGNS that MTSU will celebrate Financial Literacy Week in April and the university plans to have several guest speakers on campus April 4th through April 8th. Best of all, the upcoming seminars are free and open to the public.

Guest speakers will discuss everything from financial planning to crafting your financial success in business.

Scroll down to see more details on guest speakers on the MTSU Campus April 4th – April 8, 2022…

Finances – Continued…

All events are free and open to the public - Highlights for the week include:

APRIL 4, 2022: Brock Fortner, an MTSU alumnus, will present “Financial Foundations and a Step Beyond” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in Room N127 of the Business and Aerospace Building on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro. Fortner, an award-winning financial professional, owns two Nashville-area companies, StoneCentury Financial and Pro Legacy Capital.

APRIL 5, 2022: A panel of financial planners will discuss “Careers in Financial Planning” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Room N127 of the Business and Aerospace Building on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro. The panelists will explain what they do in their jobs and how they pursued their careers with a Q-and-A session to follow.

APRIL 6, 2022: Troy Jones, co-founder and chief executive officer of the sports technology gaming company StatusPRO, will deliver the keynote address “Crafting YourSuccess!,” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro. Registration is required at This event is co-sponsored by the MTSU Distinguished Lecture Fund and Ascend Federal Credit Union and follows a midday discussion by Jones strictly for high school students.

APRIL 7, 2022: “Financial Simulation—The Game of Life” is slated for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the gymnasium of the MTSU Campus Recreation Center. This hands-on event will provide students with perspective on how their future salary would match up with their monthly expenses.

Eligible students will be able to apply for $1,000 Ascend Federal Credit Union scholarships by writing reflection papers on the Jones event and either the Fortner event or the Game of Life. All applications and papers must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Applications are available at

Financial Literacy Week is presented in conjunction with MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business and the Department of Economics and Finance with support from Ascend Federal Credit Union. For more information, go to or contact Anderson at 615-898-2365.


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