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Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans Day activities
Veteran's Day programs are planned for both high schools in Cocke County today. The Cocke County High program is set for 10 am and the Cosby program will begin at 1:30 pm. Ahead of Veterans Day on Saturday, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance and Consumer Protection Division , urge Tennessee’s veterans and their families to beware of financial scams that often make them the target of unscrupulous scammers. “All too often military families are the focus of con artists who target them because of their steady, guaranteed incomes and their prolonged time away from home for deployments,” says Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “We urge Tennesseans to be familiar with the red flags that can help identify and prevent scams created to rob veterans of a bright future.” TDCI’ s Securities and Consumer Affairs divisions along with the Attorney General’s Office remind veterans to keep the following in mind: Be wary of advertisers offering “special military prices” or “special military financing.” Some unscrupulous businesses will advertise special deals for service members and veterans, but will try to extract higher prices or interest rates than those paid by regular customers. Be wary of house calls and telemarketers. If an individual comes to your door or calls your house promising assistance with accessing your Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, you should be wary of the validity of their service. The VA doesn't participate in telemarketing. These scammers are not at your door to provide a public service or reward you for your military service. They want your personal information and access to your financial accounts. Information and access to all your VA benefits. If you suspect that you might be a victim of securities or insurance fraud, or if you would like to file a complaint or speak with an investigator, contact the Tennessee Securities Division – Financial Services Investigations Unit at (615) 741-5900.


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