SCAM: Fake Lottery Hits Middle Tennessee

Jan 12, 2023 at 05:08 pm by WGNS News

Another SCAM has hit the Middle Tennessee area and authorities are warning residents not to fall for it. The scam revolves around a $750-thousand grand prize that is in real.... Read More

UPDATE: More Middle Tennessee Phone Scams Reported

Dec 27, 2022 at 09:28 pm by WGNS News

Just a short drive east of Murfreesboro in Tullahoma, the Police Department has received numerous calls concerning a scam that has been attempted via telephone. The scam.... Read More

New Missing / Lost Cellphone "Pinging" Scam Hitting Our Area

Dec 19, 2022 at 11:07 am by WGNS News

(Nolensville, TN) In nearby Nolensville, Tennessee, just outside of Rutherford County, police have been warning residents about a person going door-to-door in an attempt to in.... Read More

SCAM UPDATE: Another Scam from Person Claiming to be With or Helping the Sheriff's Office

Nov 03, 2022 at 12:14 pm by WGNS News

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN.) The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office reports a Murfreesboro woman received a phone call Wednesday asking for a donation to help Sheriff’s.... Read More

Beware of Ongoing Scams in Rutherford County and in Middle Tennessee

Oct 25, 2022 at 09:54 am by WGNS News

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn.) The scam involving a caller telling area residents they missed a court date continues in Rutherford and Bedford Counties. In recent incidents that.... Read More

Scammers Staying Busy: TN Secretary of State Warns of New Scam Targeting Tennesseans

Sep 21, 2022 at 12:03 pm by WGNS News

(TENNESSEE) Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning Tennesseans about an official-looking mailer from TN UCC Statement Service that incorrectly implies that businesses or in.... Read More

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office warns of MORE Scams Using the Names of Real Deputies

Sep 20, 2022 at 05:00 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY,  TN - Another reminder to be watching out for scam-artist... On Tuesday,  the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said to beware of scams whe.... Read More

Another Property Rental Scam in Rutherford County

Sep 20, 2022 at 07:50 am by WGNS News

(MURFREESBORO, TN) In this day and age, it’s always important to make sure you know who you are doing business with. This is especially true if you're planning to r.... Read More

Man claiming to be a Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Sgt. calling Starbucks - Telling employees they owe a $1,500 fine

Sep 16, 2022 at 11:17 am by WGNS News

A man claiming to be a sergeant with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office called a local Starbucks in Murfreesboro, claiming one of the workers owed $1,500 in fines. The unk.... Read More

UPDATE: Phone Scam Targeting Murfreesboro Residents Uses Scare Tactics Highlighting The Cartel

Jul 12, 2022 at 05:04 pm by WGNS

  MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – WGNS has more details on an extortion effort that is focusing on scare tactics, while highlighting the Cartel. Murfreesboro Police Pub.... 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

Scam Calls Targeting Rutherford County Phone Numbers - Social Security Number Suspended

Feb 10, 2022 at 03:21 pm by WGNS

Phone scams continue with one of the more recent calls being received by a Rutherford County woman. The potential victim, who recorded the conversation on her cellphone, said.... Read More

Detectives Warn of Ongoing Internet Scam Involving Nude Photos of area Males

Jan 14, 2022 at 02:43 pm by WGNS

In Nashville, Metro Fraud and Sex Crimes detectives are warning Middle Tennesseans about an Internet scam where persons create fake social media accounts posing as young wom.... Read More

Scam Phone Calls Target Rutherford County Residents and Claim to be a Sheriff's Sargent Threatening an Arrest

Dec 06, 2021 at 10:25 am by WGNS

A scam is hitting several local residents throughout Rutherford County, which is why the Sheriff’s Office is making sure everyone knows about the phone call they may rec.... 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