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IRS Scam Targets Young Murfreesboro Woman - Turned Victim
IRS Scam Targets Young Murfreesboro Woman - Turned Victim

IRS Scams in Murfreesboro have started up again and it is not even the end of the year yet... The most recent scam was reported by a 22-year-old woman who said she got the call from a "515" area code, which is Iowa.

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Scams involving group claiming to give donations to local police department
Scams involving group claiming to give donations to local police department

A company soliciting donations for police may have its sights set on La Vergne.

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TN Dept. of Health warns of Phone Scam
TN Dept. of Health warns of Phone Scam

The Tennessee Department of Health has been notified by several people in Tennessee and other states of a potential scam in which people are contacted via telephone...

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Scams, Scams and More Scams in Tennessee during the Holidays
Scams, Scams and More Scams in Tennessee during the Holidays

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Consumer Affairs is warning residents to be wary of holiday-themed scams.

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Elderly Murfreesboro man scammed out of $9,800 CASH by Fake
Elderly Murfreesboro man scammed out of $9,800 CASH by Fake "Church Friend"

A man claiming to be a church friend called an 80 year old Murfreesboro resident stating that he had been arrested.

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Another
Another "For Rent" scam hits Murfreesboro

It appears as if another rental scam has struck Murfreesboro. This time, a 24 year old man told police that he found a home that was listed as "For Rent"...

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Jobseeker scammed in Murfreesboro
Jobseeker scammed in Murfreesboro

The Murfreesboro victim thought she had landed the perfect job after talking to a woman who was allegedly named Tiffany Jayss online.

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The Secret Shopper Scam Hitting Murfreesboro Residents
The Secret Shopper Scam Hitting Murfreesboro Residents

The most recent victim told police she was contacted or picked to be a so called "Secret Shopper" and received a check for $1,820.

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iTunes Gift Card Scam in Murfreesboro
iTunes Gift Card Scam in Murfreesboro

In the latest phone scam report, a 30-year-old woman was called by a man named "Jimmy," who told her she was eligible for a $5,000 loan.

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Murfreesboro business falls for Monday Electric Bill SCAM
Murfreesboro business falls for Monday Electric Bill SCAM

A Murfreesboro business owner received a phone call from three individuals claiming to be with Murfreesboro Electric. The trio told the woman on three occasions that her electric bill was past due by $1,100.

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$5,000 Scam on CraigsList in Murfreesboro
$5,000 Scam on CraigsList in Murfreesboro

A 59 year old Murfreesboro man was scammed out of $5,000 for a truck that he wanted to buy on CraigsList.

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More home for rent scams in Murfreesboro
More home for rent scams in Murfreesboro

A 43 year old Lascassas Pike man in Murfreesboro thought he found the perfect place to rent. He even sent a $1,000 security deposit...

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The
The "Quick Change" Scam in Murfreesboro, again

The old fashioned "Quick Change" scam has struck another Murfreesboro business. This time, the victim was a cashier at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Old Fort Parkway.

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Murfreesboro woman scammed via CraigsList over a camper
Murfreesboro woman scammed via CraigsList over a camper

A 67 year old Murfreesboro woman was scammed over the purchase of an RV on CraigsList...

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Home rental scam in Murfreesboro - Renter actually moves into the house
Home rental scam in Murfreesboro - Renter actually moves into the house

A Murfreesboro woman signed a lease for a home and even paid a $2,000 deposit, but after moving into the house she realized that she had been scammed.

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Murfreesboro woman scammed in 100 Day Loan incident
Murfreesboro woman scammed in 100 Day Loan incident

A Murfreesboro woman who applied for a "100 Day Loan" online ended up being a victim of theft.

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Woman said she believes she was scammed by
Woman said she believes she was scammed by "Peter Love"

The local resident told police she met a man online known only as "Peter Love" told her that he needed help with his daughters financially.

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Murfreesboro Woman Falls Victim to IRS Scam - She lost $17,000
Murfreesboro Woman Falls Victim to IRS Scam - She lost $17,000

As instructed, the resident purchased I-Tunes Gift Cards to the tune of $4,000.

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The Elderly Continue to be Scammed in Murfreesboro
The Elderly Continue to be Scammed in Murfreesboro

An 81 year old Murfreesboro woman fell victim to a scam over the phone not once, but twice. Evidently, both scams are related.

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Murfreesboro Woman Scammed Out of Over $2,000
Murfreesboro Woman Scammed Out of Over $2,000

A Murfreesboro woman was scammed out of over $2,000 after receiving a call from an alleged "I-T Specialist."

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Another Scam IRS Case in Rutherford County
Another Scam IRS Case in Rutherford County

Another scam IRS case has been reported in Rutherford County. This time around, the Smyrna victim paid the subject on the other end of a phone call over $2,000 by way of iTunes gift cards.

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Don't be Scammed by Someone Claiming to be with the Electric Department
Don't be Scammed by Someone Claiming to be with the Electric Department

Murfreesboro Electric Department (MED) is warning customers to be aware of the latest scam that is targeting residential customers, local business owners, and ethnic restaurants.

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Scammer Claims to be with Murfreesboro Electric
Scammer Claims to be with Murfreesboro Electric

The man told the ethnic business owner that he owed the Electric Department $1,520.

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Disabled Murfreesboro man scammed on FaceBook
Disabled Murfreesboro man scammed on FaceBook

A disabled 36-year old man in Murfreesboro called the police after he was scammed over FaceBook.

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Scam Using I-Tunes Gift Cards in Murfreesboro
Scam Using I-Tunes Gift Cards in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro woman received a phone call from an unknown number telling her that she owed money to the police department for past fines.

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Elederly victim in Murfreesboro falls victim to FaceBook lottery scam
Elederly victim in Murfreesboro falls victim to FaceBook lottery scam

The victim told police that an acquaintance of hers named Joyce contacted her via FaceBook and told her that she had won the lottery on FaceBook.

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Elderly Murfreesboro victim sends over $3,700 to the Dominican Republic
Elderly Murfreesboro victim sends over $3,700 to the Dominican Republic

A 78 year old Murfreesboro man fell for a scam that involved the fake arrest of his grandson.

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House for Rent Scam Hits Murfreesboro Victim With a $1,485 Loss
House for Rent Scam Hits Murfreesboro Victim With a $1,485 Loss

The victim said that she used GreenDot cards to pay the landlord the first and last months rent.

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Homeless man falls victim to House for Rent Scam in Murfreesboro
Homeless man falls victim to House for Rent Scam in Murfreesboro

A 53 year old homeless man in Murfreesboro saved his money in an attempt to rent a house. As luck would have it, he found a home on Dewsbury Drive.

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Murfreesboro Woman Scammed with Fake Check Scheme
Murfreesboro Woman Scammed with Fake Check Scheme

The victim told police that she found an online ad about the Hollister Company hiring. She said she contacted the subject who placed the ad and the person told her that she would be hired.

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Money Order Scam Ends with an Arrest in Murfreesboro
Money Order Scam Ends with an Arrest in Murfreesboro

An 18-year old in the small West Tennessee town of Mercer has been arrested in Murfreesboro for his alleged involvement in a money order scam.

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Murfreesboro mother scammed when subject calls her claiming to be with the Rutherford County Courts
Murfreesboro mother scammed when subject calls her claiming to be with the Rutherford County Courts

WGNS called the phone number (615-334-0579) and this is what we got...

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Woman tries to buy a dog on CraigsList and gets scammed out of $650
Woman tries to buy a dog on CraigsList and gets scammed out of $650

$650 and two Money Grams later... a local resident has filed a police report after being scammed out of her hard earned cash.

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Fraud Publishers Clearing House Scam in Murfreesboro
Fraud Publishers Clearing House Scam in Murfreesboro

In some cases, depending on your income bracket at the time of winning $1-million, the taxes can be as high as 39.6% or $396,000.

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BBB and Secretary of State warn of a familiar scam taking place
BBB and Secretary of State warn of a familiar scam taking place

SCC is requesting businesses pay nearly $90 to obtain a Certificate of Existence/Authorization, also known as a Certificate of Good Standing.

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Driveway resurfacing scam hits Rutherford County again
Driveway resurfacing scam hits Rutherford County again

An 89-year old Woodmont Drive woman called the police after a man knocked on her door offering a resurfacing service for her home driveway. The woman told police...

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IRS Scams in Murfreesboro
IRS Scams in Murfreesboro

The fake and sometimes costly IRS scams continue in Murfreesboro. NewsRadio WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...

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Scammer claims to be Murfreesboro Warrants Division lieutenant
Scammer claims to be Murfreesboro Warrants Division lieutenant

A potential scammer posing as a Murfreesboro Warrants Division lieutenant tried to persuade a Rutherford County woman to send money...

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More check cashing scams in Rutherford County
More check cashing scams in Rutherford County

A 23-year old woman told Murfreesboro Police she took a job she found online and ended up being scammed.

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Second
Second "Nanny Scam" hits Murfreesboro victim in the past two months

Murfreesboro Police responded to a local bank on Monday in reference to a fraud case. The victim told police she received a check for a nanny position she recently accepted.

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Woman in Murfreesboro scammed by a FAKE IRS Agent
Woman in Murfreesboro scammed by a FAKE IRS Agent

After the victim was scammed, she went to the police department because she discovered the man who called her was using the phone number of the Murfreesboro Police Department.

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Woman falls victim to nanny scam in Murfreesboro
Woman falls victim to nanny scam in Murfreesboro

A local woman who told Murfreesboro Police she posted her job resume online was hit with fraud.

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Don't fall for the recent scams - Police do not collect money!
Don't fall for the recent scams - Police do not collect money!

We spoke to Murfreesboro Police Chief Glen Chrisman who told us that his department does not collect money…

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Man claims to be a Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy in recent scam
Man claims to be a Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy in recent scam

According to the victim, the said that the victim needed to make arraignments to payments for an accident she had been involved in several months ago.

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Woman posts ad on CraigsList for Job... Met with a new gig and a FAKE check
Woman posts ad on CraigsList for Job... Met with a new gig and a FAKE check

A woman in need of work posted an ad on Nashville.CraigsList.org in hopes of finding a viable job.

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Buy a Green Dot Card and help out a local con-artist today in Rutherford County
Buy a Green Dot Card and help out a local con-artist today in Rutherford County

More and more “Green Dot Card Scams” have been reported in Rutherford County.

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Murfreesboro couple paid close to $18,000 to scam artist who claimed they owed money for back taxes
Murfreesboro couple paid close to $18,000 to scam artist who claimed they owed money for back taxes

While police were at the home on Titans Circle, the phone rang. The voice on the other end of the line was a man who claimed to be Deputy Robertson with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

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CraigsList scam: Man buys Xbox 1 with $100 bills printed on $5 bills in Murfreesboro

When the victim realized he had been taken, he called the police. Officers placed the four fake $100 bills into evidence. At this point, no arrests have been made.

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The Roommate Scam  Hits Murfreesboro Woman
The Roommate Scam Hits Murfreesboro Woman

The check the culprit deposited into the victims checking account turned out to be fake. So now the victim’s account is upside down by $1,000...

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Man looking for a roommate receives a fake check in the mail and is now out close to $3,000

The victim found out later that the check he deposited was a FAKE. He is now out $2,998.

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Internet scam hits Murfreesboro, again.
Internet scam hits Murfreesboro, again.

Two Money Gram transfers, six GreenDot money cards and a PayPal account later, a local resident is out over $5,000. 

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Murfreesboro Resident Scammed in Car Buying on CraigsList

A 21-year old Murfreesboro resident who thought she had found her ideal car on CraigsList ended up being scammed.

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Man Falls for Lottery Scam in Murfreesboro

Being told that you won the lottery is usually not how you find out that you won the lottery. In other words, winnings are usually determined by a scratch off ticket OR by hearing the winning lottery numbers in the media.

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Electric Scam Hit Murfreesboro HARD This Past Week - What Now
Electric Scam Hit Murfreesboro HARD This Past Week - What Now
The victims paid the subjects after buying a pre-paid gift card and then telling the caller the account number on the card. 
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ANOTHER Greek Restaurant Targeted for ELECTRIC SCAM in Murfreesboro
ANOTHER Greek Restaurant Targeted for ELECTRIC SCAM in Murfreesboro
The subject called right before the dinner crowd arrived at the restaurant and told the business owner that he owed over $2,000 on his electric bill and if it was not paid within 35-minutes, his electricity would be shut off.
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ANOTHER Business Owner Falls Victim to Scam in Murfreesboro
ANOTHER Business Owner Falls Victim to Scam in Murfreesboro
According to past reports WGNS has uncovered, it would appear that the culprit or culprits behind the scam target businesses that are operated by residents who made their way to America to follow their dreams.
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Murfreesboro Woman Falls for Fake Employment Opportunity Online
Murfreesboro Woman Falls for Fake Employment Opportunity Online
A short time later, her new online employer told her she would be tasked with a similar duty that would require her to send $2,000 to a location in Turkey. 
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Murfreesboro Woman Tries to Get Online Loan - Loan Approved, Company Never Gives Her the Money
Murfreesboro Woman Tries to Get Online Loan - Loan Approved, Company Never Gives Her the Money
On October 26th, a 19-year old woman tried to get a loan through an online company that later turned out to be a fake. 
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Alleged Check Scam Nipped in the Bud!
A package that possibly contained a forged check for $5,000 was taken into evidence by Murfreesboro Police.
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Victim in Murfreesboro Reportedly Falls for Lottery Scame
Victim in Murfreesboro Reportedly Falls for Lottery Scame

Another fraud report has been filed in Murfreesboro after a local resident stated she received a call from someone who told her she had won $250,000. 

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Possible Scam Targets Woman Wanting to Start New Business
Possible Scam Targets Woman Wanting to Start New Business

A local woman who told Murfreesboro Police she reached out to an online company called “Entrepreneurial Success Mentors” for help in starting a new business believes she was scammed. 

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Murfreesboro Woman Falls for
Murfreesboro Woman Falls for "Home for Rent" Scheme on Nashville.CraigsList.org

The report shows that the female sent the money via Western Union to an address in California. When the keys failed to show up, she drove back by the house and saw a sign for a property management company.

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Employee Allegedly Defrauded Company Out of Over $100,000 in Murfreesboro
The so called “false company,” according to the report we gathered from the police department, showed that they registered with the Secretary of State in 2012. 
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Local Man Buys Car from Florida Company - Car Never Shows Up, BBB Says Business Not Accredited
Local Man Buys Car from Florida Company - Car Never Shows Up, BBB Says Business Not Accredited
A Murfreesboro man says he was ripped off when he tried to buy a wrecked Toyota Camry from a salvage company in Florida.
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Teen Falls for Scam Dealing with Fake Government Grant in Murfreesboro
Teen Falls for Scam Dealing with Fake Government Grant in Murfreesboro
WGNS called both numbers and we were met by a recorded message telling us the numbers were “non-working number.”
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Smyrna Police Department Says that Con Artist are Targeting Senior Citizens in the Area
Smyrna Police Department Says that Con Artist are Targeting Senior Citizens in the Area
Chief Arnold said, “Unfortunately one of our senior residents fell for this scam and has spent thousands of dollars in the hopes of getting his “winnings.”
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The Good Ole' Quick Change Scam Strikes Local Store
The Good Ole' Quick Change Scam Strikes Local Store
The scam is done by a con artist who purchases a small item with a large bill and confuses the clerk by repeatedly asking for different amounts of change.
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Scams Continue to Target Murfreesboro Electric Customers
Scams Continue to Target Murfreesboro Electric Customers
Byers told WGNS the electric department phoned the woman who called herself “Erica Rivers.”
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Electric Continues to Warn About Scam
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Electric Continues to Warn About Scam
A man accused of trying to collect money over the phone from Murfreesboro Electric Customers has yet to be caught.
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Murfreesboro Electric Says the Phone Related Scams Targeting Customers Have Died Down
Murfreesboro Electric Says the Phone Related Scams Targeting Customers Have Died Down
Last week on WGNS you heard about a scam targeting Hispanic residents in our community. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric gave us a follow up on the story.
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Government Looking Postcard Targets Murfreesboro Residents - Complaints to BBB
Government Looking Postcard Targets Murfreesboro Residents - Complaints to BBB
What we can say without a doubt is that the letter and the company mailing the letter is not a governmental agency by any stretch of the imagination. 
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Murfreesboro Warns of TAX SCAM Involving Murfreesboro Businesses
While the City of Murfreesboro is happy to assist residents and businesses through email, all initial tax correspondences, including billing and requests for payment, are done through regular mail.
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Murfreesboro woman falls victim to "Red Bull car wrap" scam
Another person has fallen victim to the “cash my check” scam. A Murfreesboro woman called the police after realizing that a $2,450 check she cashed was a fake
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