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Scams, Schemes & Swindles

The Scams, Schemes & Swindles page serves as a central location for scam information with links to fraud and scam webpages of other State of Tennessee departments and agencies.

Please see below to learn about common types of scams and click here  to see a list of all our Consumer Alerts.

Common Types of Scams

Government Grant Scam
Government Grant Scam
IRS Scam
IRS Scam
Home Repair Scam
Home Repair Scam
“Can you hear me?” Scam
“Can you hear me?” Scam
Grandparent Scam
Grandparent Scam
Charity Scam
Charity Scam

Fotonovelas

The Federal Trade Commission developed a series of fotonovelas in Spanish based on complaints they received from Spanish-speaking consumers throughout the nation. These fotonovelas offer practical tips to help detect and stop common scams. To order free copies of these materials from the FTC for your community, click here.

Notario Scam Fotonovela
Notario Scam
Income Scams Fotonovela
Income Scams
Avoid Telemarketing Scams Fotonovela
Avoid Telemarketing Scams
Talking About Scams Fotonovela
Talking About Scams
Debt Relief Scams Fotonovela
Debt Relief Scams
Avoid Car-Buying Scams Fotonovela
Avoid Car-Buying Scams
Government Impostor Scam Fotonovela
Government Impostor Scam
Debt Collectors Fotonovela
Debt Collectors

State Department and Agency Scam and Fraud Information Websites