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New Robocall Scam hits Local Phones in the AM Hours
New Robocall Scam hits Local Phones in the AM Hours

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and area law enforcement are warning people to avoid answering the phone for a number you don't know.

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IRS SCAM is Back in Middle Tennessee
IRS SCAM is Back in Middle Tennessee

IRS impostors are threatening arrests, lawsuits, and property seizures unless the victim pays up. Law enforcement and the Federal Trade Commission warns residents to be very aware of this scam.

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Scam Phone Calls Asking for Donations to be Used by Police
Scam Phone Calls Asking for Donations to be Used by Police

Have you received a phone call where the caller asks for a donation that will be utilized by local police? If you did, it is a scam.

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Consumers Urged To Stay Aware of Medicare Scammers and Report Suspected Fraud
Consumers Urged To Stay Aware of Medicare Scammers and Report Suspected Fraud

Unfortunately, Tennessee consumers end up paying when they're duped by Medicare swindlers who are after consumers' money and personal information.

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Beware of Scams in Tennessee
Beware of Scams in Tennessee

Kind-hearted Tennesseans will turn to charitable organizations this year to help make a positive impact for those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, charity scammers will use the end-of-year giving surge and take advantage to consumers' generosity.

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BBB Warns of Scams, Scams and More Scams
BBB Warns of Scams, Scams and More Scams

For scammers, the season of holiday giving is the season of taking, and Tennesseans' hard-earned money again tops scammers' wish lists.

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Scammers Posing as RCSO Deputies
Scammers Posing as RCSO Deputies

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Department is warning citizens of a scam.

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RCFR Phone Solicitation Scam
RCFR Phone Solicitation Scam

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Department and Rutherford County Fire and Rescue are warning residents of a phone solicitation scam.

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Publishers Clearing House Scams Affect Locals
Publishers Clearing House Scams Affect Locals

Have you ever received an email, phone call or letter from Publishers Clearing House saying that you were a big winner?

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Bureau of Workers' Compensation Warns of Facebook Messenger Scam that Could Cost Victims
Bureau of Workers' Compensation Warns of Facebook Messenger Scam that Could Cost Victims

The Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is warning Tennesseans of a scam in which victims are contacted via Facebook messenger and then asked to wire funds in order to receive money from a federal workers' compensation program.

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BEWARE Of Bogus Websites
BEWARE Of Bogus Websites

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission are warning consumers to avoid purchasing vehicles advertised through a phony website created and operated by scammers posing as the proprietors of a legitimate Lawrenceburg auto dealer.

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Shimming Can Steal Bank Information
Shimming Can Steal Bank Information

A new technique called "shimming" is another way scammers can steal your bank account information - even if your card has a chip.

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FDA Warns of Online Medication Scam
FDA Warns of Online Medication Scam

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers of a new scam that involves fake government warning letters being sent to people who buy medications online or on the phone.

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Beware of Medicare Scammers
Beware of Medicare Scammers

With new Medicare cards slated to arrive in Tennessee sometime after June, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is warning Medicare beneficiaries to be wary of scammers...

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Tennesseans need to Remain Diligent when it comes to Reporting Fraud / Scams
Tennesseans need to Remain Diligent when it comes to Reporting Fraud / Scams

The cost of fraud was steep: Tennessee's total consumer losses topped $13.7 million last year.

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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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Publishers Clearing House Scam Circulating
Publishers Clearing House Scam Circulating

Local and state authorities are warning everyone of a phone scam that tells recipients they won a car and need to make a deposit. Police say it is a scam.

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Sheriff of Rutherford County calls the scammers BACK!
Sheriff of Rutherford County calls the scammers BACK!

Grandparents received a call from someone posing as a public defender informing them their grandson had been arrested and offering a bonding company in New Jersey to gain his release.

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BBB Says that Scams are hitting all ages in Rutherford County and beyond
BBB Says that Scams are hitting all ages in Rutherford County and beyond

The BBB survey says 69 percent of victims are under 45, and 78 percent hold college or graduate degrees.

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Murfreesboro woman defrauded of her late husbands VA check
Murfreesboro woman defrauded of her late husbands VA check

It is a special kind of low to defraud an elderly woman of her late husbands Veterans Disability Check. That is exactly what occurred in Murfreesboro.

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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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Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS
Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance wants to help consumers avoid getting scammed by offering tips on how to navigate air conditioning repair.

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Home for rent scam in Murfreesboro - Renters beware
Home for rent scam in Murfreesboro - Renters beware

Two more home for rent scams have struck the pockets of Murfreesboro residents in recent days.

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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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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office "SCAM" Phone Calls Continue - Listen to this message

WGNS called the phone number and this is the recorded message that we captured...

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Scammers using FAKE numbers on caller ID to be punished in TN
Scammers using FAKE numbers on caller ID to be punished in TN

Scammers who use a fake caller ID now face harsher punishment thanks to a new Tennessee law.

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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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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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Fake IRS Calls in Rutherford County
Fake IRS Calls in Rutherford County

Beware of calls from the IRS. WGNS' own Bryan Barrett received a call Thursday from the IRS.

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IRS and Employment Scams in Murfreesboro
IRS and Employment Scams in Murfreesboro

Scammers continue to work to take the money of unsuspecting local residents. The popular IRS scam and unemployment scam have been reported in Murfreesboro.

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St. Clair Street Senior Center SCAM
St. Clair Street Senior Center SCAM

The St. Clair Street Senior Center wants to make the public aware someone is using their name to try to scam residents.

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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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Don't fall for phone callers asking for money for the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association
Don't fall for phone callers asking for money for the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association

They identify themselves as a TSA employee or a Tennessee Sheriff's Office employee. They offer to check on the mailing and ask for the person's credit card number.

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Phone scams continue in Rutherford County
Phone scams continue in Rutherford County

Over the phone scams continue to hit Murfreesboro costing some citizens thousands of dollars. Detective Jason Dowdle with the Rutherford County Sherriff's office explains some of the cases he has seen...

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Murfreesboro woman scammed on eBay
Murfreesboro woman scammed on eBay

An 18-year-old Murfreesboro woman fell victim to an eBay related scam. Evidently, the woman found a 1969 Chevelle SS...

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Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash
Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash

The victim said that the buyer handed him three one hundred dollar bills that he discovered seconds later, were fake.

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Where is the car that the victim bought?
Where is the car that the victim bought?

A fraud case was reported to Murfreesboro Police on Wednesday.

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Warrant for your arrest scams continue in Rutherford County
Warrant for your arrest scams continue in Rutherford County

The scams involving phone calls from con-artist claiming to be with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office continue.

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Murfreesboro woman told she failed to appear in federal court
Murfreesboro woman told she failed to appear in federal court

Failure to appear in Federal Court, is what this Murfreesboro woman was told when a scammer claiming to be with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office called her...

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Fraud case of a backhoe in Murfreesboro
Fraud case of a backhoe in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man called the police after being scammed out of $14,500.

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Scam sucks $28,700 out of Murfreesboro victims bank account
Scam sucks $28,700 out of Murfreesboro victims bank account

A woman living in Murfreesboro who is from another country called police after she was scammed out of $28,700.

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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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Scammers using both the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and the Circuit Court Clerk's Office
Scammers using both the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and the Circuit Court Clerk's Office

Scammers are collecting money by using both the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and the Circuit Court Clerk's Office, authorities said Thursday.

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Another Home Rental SCAM in Rutherford County
Another Home Rental SCAM in Rutherford County

Another home for rent scam has popped up in Murfreesboro. This time, the targeted home was on Sewanee Place.

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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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Rental Scam in Murfreesboro
Rental Scam in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man who is selling his home told police that people have been moving into his house that is currently on the market.

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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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Computer Scam Reported by Murfreesboro Woman
Computer Scam Reported by Murfreesboro Woman

A 68 year old Murfreesboro woman called the police after she says that she was swindled out of $549.

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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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The Scams Continue in Rutherford County
The Scams Continue in Rutherford County

Someone posing as a Rutherford County Sheriff's deputy called a citizen Friday and demanded $2,000 or the citizen would be arrested on a warrant.

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Jury Duty Scam Continues in Rutherford County
Jury Duty Scam Continues in Rutherford County

Scams continue to plague local residents. Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Dan Goodwin told WGNS News...

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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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Four Arrested in Fraudulent Credit Card Case in Murfreesboro
Four Arrested in Fraudulent Credit Card Case in Murfreesboro

A total of 83 magnetic card strips used when companies make credit cards were seized by Murfreesboro Police in the parking lot of Walmart on Memorial Boulevard.

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8 Arrested in connection with credit card scams in Rutherford County
8 Arrested in connection with credit card scams in Rutherford County

8 suspects were arrested and charged with Criminal Simulation and Identity Theft. The Investigation is ongoing and more charges may follow.

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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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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 Got Scammed on Ebay
Murfreesboro Woman Got Scammed on Ebay

A Murfreesboro woman fell victim to fraud after trying to buy a car on Ebay Motors.

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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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Woman falls victim to Home for Rent scam in Murfreesboro
Woman falls victim to Home for Rent scam in Murfreesboro

The victim was told the house is on Bridge Avenue in Murfreesboro and that she would need to come up with $1,200 to cover the deposit.

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Donard Court Woman Scammed by
Donard Court Woman Scammed by "Friend"

A 20-year old Donard Court woman is scammed by a friend. The victim reported to Murfreesboro Police Officer Darryl Sanders she was approached by a friend of hers from school about a quick money making proposal.

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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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Craigslist Scam ALMOST Strikes Local Woman
Craigslist Scam ALMOST Strikes Local Woman

A Courtland Street woman almost became another victim of a Craigslist scam. She contacted Murfreesboro Police Officer Dave Norton last Friday to report the incident.

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SCAM: Ad Folder Going to MTSU Freshmen
SCAM: Ad Folder Going to MTSU Freshmen

Never Give Up Tattoo's in the Stones River Mall fell victim to a scam artist, selling ads in a fake folder all freshmen at MTSU were to get. The store owner called police after being sold the slot on four-thousand folders for 75-dollars.

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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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Murfreesboro resident falls for Publishers Clearing House SCAM
Murfreesboro resident falls for Publishers Clearing House SCAM

As the talk continued with the scam artist, the voice on the other end of the line suggested the victim needed to send in $499.95 in order for the transfer of cash to take place. So, the local teacher sent the money...

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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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Identity Theft: IRS Return Stolen
Identity Theft: IRS Return Stolen

We have another case of a local person's identity being stolen and along with it, their income tax return. Murfreesboro Police report a 62-year old Avellico Circle man received an email from his accountant stating his income tax return had been denied because another return has already been filed.

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Beware of Homes for Rent on Craigslist
Beware of Homes for Rent on Craigslist

A Poplar Avenue man reported an Internet scam to Murfreesboro Police. Last Thursday, the 24-year old man found a home to rent in Columbia, Tennessee.

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Ice Dam Scams
Ice Dam Scams

The recent winter blasts dealt the area a nasty blow and the hits keep on coming for many residents. Heavy rains have now brought to light damage caused by ice dams.

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Monroe Street Woman Scammed
Monroe Street Woman Scammed

A Monroe Street woman reported to Murfreesboro Police she was the victim of a scam. She told Murfreesboro Police someone assumed the identity of a landlord, whom she attempted to rent a house.

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Hoax or scam IRS calls continue in Murfreesboro
Hoax or scam IRS calls continue in Murfreesboro

Scam IRS phone calls continue as we near the tax filing deadline of April 15th this year. Murfreesboro Police Chief Glen Chrisman says

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Man claims to be victims grandson in Murfreesboro - Suggesting he was in an accident
Man claims to be victims grandson in Murfreesboro - Suggesting he was in an accident

An older resident of Murfreesboro called the police after having a phone conversation with someone who claimed to be her grandson. The woman told local authorities...

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IRS Scams Ramping Up in 'Boro
IRS Scams Ramping Up in 'Boro

A couple of Murfreesboro residents have reported to authorities I-R-S scam calls.

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BBB Warns of Government Grant Scam
BBB Warns of Government Grant Scam

Sometimes, it's a phone call claiming you've qualified to receive a "free grant" to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Terrie Page with the local Better Business Bureau tells NewsRadio WGNS the "money for nothing grants" from My Government Grants are scams.

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Local Man Falls Victim to Publisher's Clearinghouse Scam

A Bradyville Pike man reported to Murfreesboro Police he fell victim to a scam. He told Murfreesboro Police someone by the name of Mike Robinson called him last week, saying he was from Publisher's Clearinghouse.

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Dating website turns into a scam website for a Murfreesboro woman
Dating website turns into a scam website for a Murfreesboro woman

There is a new scam around every corner, or so it seems.

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S. Rutherford Blvd. Woman Taken in Ebay Scam
S. Rutherford Blvd. Woman Taken in Ebay Scam

A South Rutherford Boulevard woman is the latest victim in an Ebay scam. She reported to Murfreesboro Police Saturday she found a car she wanted to buy on Ebay.

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Fake grandson - Fake crisis drains Murfreesboro woman of $10,000+
Fake grandson - Fake crisis drains Murfreesboro woman of $10,000+

Receiving news that a family member is in trouble is never a good thing. When the trouble turns out to be a hoax and the so called grandson who made the call is an impostor, the legal problem turns into a real law enforcement issue.

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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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Murfreesboro woman reports credit card fraud - police likely know address of suspect
Murfreesboro woman reports credit card fraud - police likely know address of suspect

Detectives have an exact address of which trailer "Carolyn" likely lives in at a mobile home park in Tazewell, Virginia.

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UPDATE: Victim gives suspects hundreds of dollars in McDonalds parking lot on Old Fort Parkway
UPDATE: Victim gives suspects hundreds of dollars in McDonalds parking lot on Old Fort Parkway

Sgt. Kyle Evans with the MPD stated in an email, "We believe that they walked around parking lots at Ross's and Kmart looking for potential victims who are elderly that they may be able to confuse."

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Hello Jamaica - Goodbye hard earned money
Hello Jamaica - Goodbye hard earned money

The victim claims the caller told her to visit a bank on West Clark Boulevard in Murfreesboro and to write several checks "for cash" and then send them via Western Union to Westmoreland, Jamaica.

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Elderly Murfreesboro Woman Scammed Out of $62K
Elderly Murfreesboro Woman Scammed Out of $62K

An elderly Murfreesboro woman has been forced to file bankruptcy after being scammed out of 62-thousand dollars.

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Do you know how to spot a true scam?

Can you spot a real scam? 

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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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CraigsList scam hits Murfreesboro man to the tune of $3,100 for a truck
CraigsList scam hits Murfreesboro man to the tune of $3,100 for a truck

A man who moved to Murfreesboro from another area called the police after being scammed out of $3,100. 

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Authorities having real problems in finding out who the real caller is when SPOOF numbers are used
Authorities having real problems in finding out who the real caller is when SPOOF numbers are used

Authorities are having a real problem tracking down the people behind the scams because of the fake phone numbers they are using.

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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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Fake checks deposited all for a phony photo shoot
Fake checks deposited all for a phony photo shoot

A 27-year old woman told police she was contacted by a man who wanted to do a photo shoot for modeling with her. The female was later sent a cashier’s check for over $2,000.

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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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Local Scammed Out of a $7,500 Euphonium
Local Scammed Out of a $7,500 Euphonium

A Murfreesboro man told local police he was scammed out of 75-hundred dollars after selling a euphonium to someone in Texas. 

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General Contractor accused of stealing future homeowners money in process of building home

So far, a total of four payments adding up to $240,000 have been paid to the General Contractor who is now off the job. 

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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 who allegedly swindled widow who lost daughter to an accident and husband to cancer to remain behind bars
Man who allegedly swindled widow who lost daughter to an accident and husband to cancer to remain behind bars

After investing some $300,000, she decided that she wanted to pull out. She was unable to locate Mendenhall at his reported home in Murfreesboro or anywhere for that matter.

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RuCo Residents Targeted in Scam

Several law enforcement jurisdictions from across Rutherford County have received reports of a telephone scam where people are impersonating police officers by telephone.

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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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Man impersonating police officer on the phone tries to talk woman into paying red light ticket
Man impersonating police officer on the phone tries to talk woman into paying red light ticket

We have another report of someone impersonating a law enforcement officers in the Rutherford County area.

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Man claiming to be with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office tells victim she owes money for MISSING Jury Duty
Man claiming to be with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office tells victim she owes money for MISSING Jury Duty

The victim was told to purchase a MoneyPak Green Dot Card and put the money on the card and then give him the card account number.

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The Quick Change Scam is Alive and Well in Murfreesboro, TN

In the case at the John Rice Boulevard gas station, the clerk told police the subject bought candy for .98-cents. He paid for the candy with a $5 bill and received $4.02 back. The man then placed several stacks of cash on the counter asking 

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BBB Scam Alert: Jeff Johnson, Posing As a Police Lieutenant, is a Scam
BBB Scam Alert: Jeff Johnson, Posing As a Police Lieutenant, is a Scam

The Better Business Bureau warns consumers of a shrewd “jury duty scam” phone call used by fraudsters to scam money from unsuspecting citizens. The scammer offers to help consumers avoid jail time by paying a fine through Money Pak cards.

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Man Originally from India Falls Victim to Costly Scam in Murfreesboro
Man Originally from India Falls Victim to Costly Scam in Murfreesboro

A man living in Rutherford County who is from India fell for a scam that cost him over $5,000. The victim told police he received a call from a subject claiming to be a bondsman. 

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UPDATE: More Victims Added to Lt. Johnson SCAM in Murfreesboro

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is warning local residents of a scam that was attempted Tuesday night. 

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Elderly Murfreesboro Woman Sent $60,000 to SCAM ARTIST Claiming to be with the FBI and More
Elderly Murfreesboro Woman Sent $60,000 to SCAM ARTIST Claiming to be with the FBI and More

An elderly woman in Murfreesboro says that she has sent roughly $60,000 to various address after being told that she had won $16.5-million, a house and a new car. The victim sent the money using MoneyGrams and also Money Pak gift cards.

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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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Subject in Rutherford County Victim of Blackmail After Video Chat Online
Subject in Rutherford County Victim of Blackmail After Video Chat Online
A victim in his late teens in the Rutherford County area was the target of a blackmail in recent days. 
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Woman Talked Into Paying $1,226 for Loan Processing - Ripped Off in Process
Woman Talked Into Paying $1,226 for Loan Processing - Ripped Off in Process
Applying for a loan online may be a good thing for some, but for others the end result can equal fraud. 
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More ELECTRIC SCAMS in Rutherford County (Day 5 of Problems This Week Alone)
We are on Day 5 of Electric Scams in Rutherford County.
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BBB Warns of Electric Department Scam
Several Murfreesboro residents and businesses have filed police reports recently, reporting calls from someone telling them their electric bill was overdue. They follow that with a warning that their electricity will be cut off in just if they don't pay immediately by sending a Money Pak card. 
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Electric Department Scammer Getting More Brazen Calling Four Murfreesboro Businesses in 3-Days
Electric Department Scammer Getting More Brazen Calling Four Murfreesboro Businesses in 3-Days
Unknown persons called Three Brothers and told them the meters were about to be replaced and that they owed $1,100 and it had to be paid within one hour.
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BEWARE: The SCAMS Continue in Middle Tennessee
BEWARE: The SCAMS Continue in Middle Tennessee
Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. 
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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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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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Police Reports: Strange Happenings at Funeral Homes and Fast Food Restaurants in Murfreesboro
Police Reports: Strange Happenings at Funeral Homes and Fast Food Restaurants in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police were not able to make an arrest, but they did record names of those involved in a bizarre incident at a local fast food eatery.

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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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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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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 Victim Swindled on Craigslist in Attempt to Buy Used Car

After the culprit accepted the initial $1,800, he quickly demanded an additional $1,500.

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Seniors in Tennessee Being Targeted for SCAMS
Seniors and persons with disabilities have been receiving automated phone calls which say they are recipients of free personal emergency and medical alert services at little or no cost.
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Property Title Scam
Nearly 30 home sales in Tennessee have been disrupted by letters making bogus claims on property titles. Tennessee’s Secretary of State Tre Hargett says it’s not clear what motivation is behind the letters, but his office is treating them as a possible new scam.
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Rutherford County woman scammed in CraigsList car purchase
According to the report, the woman found a car that she wanted to purchase on CraigsList. The car was supposedly in Nashville and the seller wanted $2,900.
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Murfreesboro woman victim to CraigsList job scam
Another Murfreesboro resident has fallen for the “we send you a check and you deposit it” scam.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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