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CyberSmarts for Older Adults

More often, older adults are using devices such as smartphones and tablets to connect to the internet. Especially in light of COVID-19, they have found themselves using the internet for tasks they might have otherwise completed in person, from ordering groceries to coordinating home deliveries. Read on to apply cybersmart tips from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.


AG Yost Continues to Hold Nuisance Robocallers Accountable

With the goal of making Ohio the toughest state for illegal robocallers to operate in, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has continued to fight the growing nuisance with enforcement action that seeks to hold perpetrators accountable.


COVID-19 General Purchasing Questions

As consumers get used to the gradual reopening of the economy and rescheduling of events that have been postponed or canceled, it’s a good time to review policies and procedures for COVID-19 related openings and closings, ticketed events, deposits for venues and gift cards.


A COVID Twist to Common Scams

Don’t let fear and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 make you fall victim to a scam. Thieves are on the prowl with scams relating to contact tracers, economic impact payments and used cars.