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Shop Smart for Mother’s Day
Ohioans continue to be targeted by the “grandparent scam,” where scammers pretend to be a grandchild in trouble and ask for money. During spring break season, the scam could be particularly effective.
From counterfeit currency to advertising scams, con artists can target businesses as much as they target consumers.
Does your house need a professional spring cleaning or repair? Learn how to avoid rip-offs.
Using a name you recognize
Ohioans should beware of the “Uniform Traffic Ticket” scam, in which consumers receive emails stating that they have been caught speeding on camera.
Being prepared can help save money in the long run
Be careful before giving out your phone number
Sending fake checks in a FedEx package
Contact the Ohio Attorney General and the wire-transfer company