MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  Getting paid to shop may sound like the perfect job to some, but that’s exactly why scammers use secret shopper come-ons to get into your bank account.

The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs says it’s getting a lot of complaints right now related to mystery shopping scams. The state’s Megan Buell says there are things you should look out for.

"People need to be very vigilant and very aware of any type of email solicitations that they're getting when it comes to secret shoppers, when it comes to even coupons."

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study suggests Tennessee schools are of average quality, and that may be something of an achievement in a region of the country where schools are generally rated poorly.

WMOT reporting partner is out this week with a report rating education in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Analysts looked at  13 metrics, including student to teacher ratio, standardized test scores, drop-out rates and safety.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police say a Murfreesboro man has admitted raping a woman as she lay unconscious on the ground.

Murfreesboro Police say they arrested 50-year-old Gary W. Leathers on Monday, charging him with Aggravated Rape.

An incident report says police were called to an area near S. Walnut and Hillard Monday afternoon for what was initially thought to be a case of indecent exposure.

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Collierville attorney has been indicted on charges he twice tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 39-year-old Fred Auston Wortman III was indicted by a grand jury in Fayette County on two counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. He is being held in Fayette County Jail on $15 million bond.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party wants to begin a discussion about whether to keep naming an annual fundraiser after President Andrew Jackson.

Mary Mancini said in an email Tuesday that while the party has long celebrated Jackson's legacy as a general and the country's seventh president, it shouldn't ignore his participation in slavery and the forced removal of native Americans.