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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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82 Year old Murfreesboro woman scammed with fake call from man posing as grandson
82 Year old Murfreesboro woman scammed with fake call from man posing as grandson

An 82 year old woman in Murfreesboro was scammed by someone claiming to be her grandson. The victim told police that the man posing as her grandson told her that he had been in an accident and was arrested for DUI.

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Subject calls elderly man claiming to be his grandson asking for money - Grandfather sends it
Subject calls elderly man claiming to be his grandson asking for money - Grandfather sends it

The victim says he got a phone call on Wednesday from someone who told them that he was actually his grandson and he was arrested on DUI charges.

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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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Scam phone call in Rutherford County - WGNS called the alleged scammer back!
Scam phone call in Rutherford County - WGNS called the alleged scammer back!

Of course the call was a hoax and the reported victim did not fall for it. WGNS got a hold of the phone number that the call came from and called it back.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Woman Arrested After Alleged Hoax About Her Significant Other Violently Abusing her
Woman Arrested After Alleged Hoax About Her Significant Other Violently Abusing her
A Murfreesboro woman was arrested after detectives say she falsely claimed her husband tried to kill her. WGNS Ron Jordan has the scoop…
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