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How to Handle Scams: Phony Funeral Announcements and more!

Scammers use a variety of tactics to make their “offers” seem legitimate, including phony emails containing malicious links. Consumers have reported receiving legitimate-looking emails with subject lines such as “Funeral Notification” or “Passing of Your Friend.” The emails appear to originate from a funeral home.


Consumer Protection Videos Now Available

In an effort to warn Ohioans about online scammers, the Attorney General’s Office has released several new educational videos about cybersecurity. They feature experts from the Attorney General’s Office explaining how to protect your personal information and avoid scams when browsing online.


AG DeWine Enters into Multistate Settlement with Phusion Projects, LLC

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he and 19 other attorneys general and the city attorney of San Francisco entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with Phusion Projects LLC and its officers, Jaisen Freeman, Christopher Hunter, and Jeffrey Wright (collectively, “Phusion”).


How to Research Home Improvement Contractors

If you are considering a home repair this spring, make sure you know how to find a good contractor and avoid scammers.