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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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Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • Consolidated Cocke County social services
  • Cocke County home destroyed by fire
  • Haney conviction upheld
  • Deer monitoring
  • Stargazing at Cades Cove
  • Lamotte murder

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Newport City Council
  • Cocke County Finance Committee
  • Amazon coming to Nashville
  • Lee to review open records

    Monday, November 12, 2018

  • Classical concert
  • Sanderlin/Toby pursuit and arrest
  • Empower planning a tiny home community
  • Allison died of smoke inhalation
  • Byrd charged in Sunday stabbing
  • Commodity distribution
  • Gas prices

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • Allison fire death
  • Office on Aging Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 09, 2018

  • Cocke County School Board meets
  • Inmates Warren and Mantooth face charges
  • KCCB electronics recycling
  • After Thanksgiving hikes
  • Small/Johnson indicted federally

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