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12/18/2015
Beware: Con Artists Posing as Puppy Breeders Online
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that some animal breeders and sellers who advertise online are con artists.

12/1/2015
Ohioans Report Spike in “IRS” Imposter Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that his office has seen an increase in reports of the IRS imposter scam, in which con artists tell consumers they are in trouble with the IRS.

12/1/2015
Attorney General DeWine Warns Consumers and Businesses to Avoid Charity Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered good giving tips and introduced a new charity guide for businesses to help Ohioans avoid charity scams this holiday season.

11/10/2015
Attorney General DeWine Announces Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Running Fraudulent Check Scam

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a southern Ohio man has been sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to repay $49,951 for using bad checks and falsified documents to steal cattle and vehicles in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

9/18/2015
Ohioans Report Surge of Tax-Related Phone Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that his office has received more than 600 reports of tax-related scams since Sept. 1. 

9/11/2015
Phone Scams Continue to Target Grandparents
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned families to beware phone scams targeting grandparents as National Grandparents Day (Sunday, Sept.13) approaches.

9/4/2015
Attorney General DeWine Announces Three-Year Update on Identity Theft Unit
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office’s Identity Theft Unit received nearly 3,500 complaints and helped identity theft victims clear over $1 million in fraudulent debt during the unit’s first three years of existence, according to complaint information.

8/28/2015
Ohio Man Indicted in Scam Targeting Car Dealerships
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell today announced that a Cincinnati area man has been indicted for allegedly scamming car dealerships and financial institutions out of more than $800,000.

8/14/2015
Attorney General DeWine Warns Consumers of Tree-Trimming Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to be aware of contractors who come to their doors unexpectedly and offer tree-trimming services.

7/23/2015
Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Theft from Elderly Victims, Church in Computer Scam
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a Marietta man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for running an electronics sales scam that defrauded 22 victims, including elderly individuals and a church.

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