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Friday, September 14, 2018

Workers Comp scam
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is warning Tennesseans of a scam in which victims are contacted via Facebook messenger and then asked to wire funds in order to receive money from a federal workers’ compensation program. The alleged scam artist, who used the account of an actual Facebook friend, recently contacted Tennessee residents through Facebook Messenger to tell her she could be entitled to money through the new program. He explained the program is designed to help retired, semi-retired, working class, and low-income earners. During the online conversation with someone she thought she knew, the scammer told the woman she could receive upwards of $150,000. But, in order to collect compensation, he told the woman she would have to pay the upfront taxes associated with the amount of money, in order to receive payment from the government. The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation warns Tennesseans there is no such federal workers’ compensation program. If you receive an unsolicited Facebook message claiming you are entitled to thousands of dollars through the workers’ compensation program, you should immediately block the sender and contact Facebook to report the scam.

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