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2/13/2015
Attorney General DeWine Warns Consumers of the Top Three Signs of a Romance Scam
As Valentine’s Day approaches, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to look for signs that an online relationship is actually a scam.

1/8/2015
Storm-Chasing Home Repair Contractor Sentenced to Prison
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that an Illinois man has been sentenced to prison for operating a traveling home repair scam that cost 35 Ohio victims more than $140,000.

1/2/2015
Ohioans Losing Money to Loan Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned today that Ohioans seeking extra cash following the holiday season should beware of phony loan offers.

12/22/2014
Ohioans Lose Hundreds to Sugar Bowl Ticket Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to be skeptical of individuals offering tickets to the 2015 Sugar Bowl, after two Ohioans reported losing $800 each to Sugar Bowl ticket scams on Craigslist.

11/28/2014
Ohioans Losing Money to Job Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to be cautious of opportunities to make extra money this holiday season. Some job offers and work-from-home opportunities are scams.

11/14/2014
Attorney General DeWine Warns of Social Media Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohio consumers about scams that attract potential victims through social media.

10/17/2014
Attorney General DeWine Warns Consumers to Avoid Online Romance Scams
As Sweetest Day approaches on October 18, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to beware of romance scams, often called “sweetheart scams,” and to protect themselves online.

10/1/2014
Computer Repair Scams Continue to Target Ohioans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of computer repair scams, where callers tell consumers their computers are infected with a virus and falsely claim they will fix the problem.

9/12/2014
Imposter Calls from 'U.S. Treasury' Targeting Ohioans
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that Ohio consumers are receiving scam phone calls from individuals pretending to represent the U.S. Treasury.

9/5/2014
Grandparent Scams Continue to Target Ohioans
In recognition of Grandparents Day this Sunday, Sept. 7, Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to watch out for the grandparent scam, a costly telephone ploy in which con artists pose as grandchildren in need.

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