By RANDY HOOVER
Glade Safety Chief
For The Vista
Fraud is alive and thriving through our electronic devices. Please continue to be vigilant about suspicious phone calls and e-mails requesting any kind of personal information.
If something sounds too good to be true, it is usually not true and is some type of fraud. The following examples are calls received this past week by people in Fairfield Glade.
• A telephone call telling the resident they had won a new car. The caller was requesting credit card information to send the car to them. The caller I.D. showed the call was from Jamaica. This was fraudulent!
• A telephone call advising the resident they had won the lottery. The caller was requesting that the resident go to the store in order to get a green money card, and send the card immediately to them. In turn they would send their check for a million dollars. This was fraudulent!
• A telephone call advising the resident that their internet service had been changed to a new company, and that they would be by in just a little while to pick up their payment. This was fraudulent!
• E-mail from a stranger requesting assistance by allowing them to send money from India to their personal bank account. This was supposedly money that was unclaimed. Of course they needed the resident’s bank account number to send it to. This was fraudulent!
Remember to nevergive out personal information over the phone.
• Reminder: According to Tennessee State Law under 55-9-401 – 55-9-406, any motor vehicle traveling on any federal, county, city or town roads must use headlights from 1⁄2 hour before sunset to 1⁄2 hour before sunrise in normal conditions. Tennessee Code also requires drivers to use headlights when visibility is low because of rain, fog, smoke, and any other forms of precipitation.
Failure to use headlights during rain or other precipitation is a Class C Misdemeanor under Tennessee State Law.
Let’s keep our highways as safe as we can, and turn on our headlights when we are driving under any of the conditions stated. I hope all of your drives are always SAFE.