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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that more consumers are reporting “sweetheart” or “romance” scams — costly ploys where con artists develop relationships with their victims, usually online, to convince them to send money.
In recognition of Data Privacy Day, Jan. 28, Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to beware of computer repair scams that trick consumers into providing personal information or payment.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of unexpected email messages that appear to be utility bills.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of phony calls claiming consumers owe money. The office received more than 2,400 collections complaints in 2013, and hundreds of those complaints involved potential scams.
In recognition of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 13-17, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to protect their personal information and watch for scams.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned independent sales consultants and at-home sellers to beware of scam artists posing as hearing-impaired customers in a twist to the counterfeit check scam.
Following the devastating typhoon in the Philippines, Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging Ohioans to be cautious when responding to requests for donations to help those in harm’s way.
As Ohioans prepare to honor service members on Veterans Day, Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning donors to beware of veterans’ charity scams and those who make false promises to help veterans.
With Sweetest Day on Saturday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans about the high cost of sweetheart scams, where a con artist develops a relationship with a victim, usually online, before asking the victim to send money.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that Ohio restaurants have been targeted by utility scams, where callers threaten to shut off the restaurant’s power unless it provides immediate payment.