Buyer Beware: Local resident scammed in UT Football ticket purchase

Sep 16, 2022 at 10:41 am by WGNS News

Buying tickets online can be risky if you’re not purchasing the tickets from a well-known source… this was the lesson learned for one Murfreesboro resident. The v.... Read More

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Warns of More Phone Scams Using Deputies Names

Sep 12, 2022 at 10:51 am by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) Criminals are falsely using Sheriff’s deputies’ names to terrify victims and convince the victims to send them money. A 35-year-old Ruther.... Read More

Secretary of State’s Office Warns of Resurfaced Scam Targeting Business Owners

Aug 23, 2022 at 09:30 am by WGNS

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning Tennessee business owners to be aware of a scam that has resurfaced and is once again targeting businesses with a deceptive mailer fr.... Read More

SCAM: Unknown Caller Claims to Represent Fire & Rescue and Asks for Donations for Those Who Lost Their Home to Fire

Aug 11, 2022 at 05:45 pm by WGNS

One of the latest scams that has hit the area involves a phony phone call from an unknown caller claiming to be with the fire department. The subject has evidently told severa.... Read More

Murfreesboro Police warn residents of home rental scam

Jul 18, 2022 at 04:28 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division fraud detectives are warning residents not to fall victim to crafty home re.... Read More

Better Business Bureau Reminds Listeners of SCAMS - Find the right contractor (With Audio)

Jul 05, 2022 at 06:15 am by WGNS

There have been lots of scams over the years involving roof replacement or sealing driveways, as noted by the local Better Business Bureau. In fact, a large number of resident.... Read More

Extortion scams targeting residents of Murfreesboro

Jul 01, 2022 at 02:28 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) fraud detectives are warning residents about a phone scam from callers c.... Read More

Scams Continue in Rutherford County

May 31, 2022 at 06:15 am by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) – Be leery of scammers and please don’t fall for this scam… Rutherford County residents are once again receiving calls from someone.... Read More

BBB Warns Of Scam Schemes Dealing With Mass Shootings

May 28, 2022 at 10:11 am by WGNS

(MIDDLE TN)  The the recent mass shooting tragedies in both Texas and New York, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns of scams that are already being tried in this axrea.... Read More

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office warns of door-to-door SCAM in area neighborhoods

Mar 30, 2022 at 06:27 pm by WGNS

A citizen called the Sheriff’s office after being approached by two juveniles last week asking for donations to the Tennessee Youth Club, Inc.Deputies contacted a man.... Read More

Rutherford County woman threatened to be jailed over jury duty in SCAM phone call

Mar 10, 2022 at 01:42 pm by WGNS

WGNS has another update to a scam troubling local residents. In this case, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office advises potential victims to “Beware of a jury duty s.... Read More

BEWARE: Scammer Threatens to Visit Your Home in "Fake Fines" and Family Member in Jail Hoax

Feb 28, 2022 at 11:11 am by WGNS

WGNS has more scams to report. This time, we head to nearby Bedford County, where the Sheriff’s Department is alerting the public of a scam in the area that involves a c.... Read More

The Gold Scam for Gas Money Targeting Rutherford Countians

Feb 24, 2022 at 07:12 pm by WGNS

WGNS has another SCAM to REPORT that targets those who are attempting to fill their gas tank. For this story, we head to WGNS' Scott Walker in Smyrna, TN...Sc.... Read More

Secretary of State Warns of Scams that Target Businesses

Feb 03, 2022 at 08:46 am by WGNS

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning Tennessee business owners about a scam that has recently resurfaced targeting businesses with a deceptive mailer from.... Read More

During Charity Fraud Awareness Week Secretary Hargett Reminds Tennesseans of Ways to Avoid Scams When Giving

Oct 19, 2021 at 06:15 am by WGNS

October 18 to 22 is Charity Fraud Awareness Week, and Secretary of State Tre Hargett is reminding Tennesseans of resources available from his office to help avoid scams. &ldq.... Read More

Secretary of State Warns Tennessee Businesses About New “Certificate of Existence” Filing Scam

May 24, 2021 at 07:30 am by WGNS

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is issuing a warning statement to business owners across Tennessee, advising them of a scam that has recently resurfaced targeting businesses wi.... Read More

Government Impostor Scams Prey on Fear during Pandemic, BBB Study Finds

Jul 30, 2020 at 10:00 am by WGNS

One of the most common scams in the U.S. and Canada today involves callers pretending to be government officials. Some claim to be tax officials and representatives from the S.... Read More