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Two simple actions can help ward off identity theft

Consumers can protect themselves against identity theft by taking two simple steps: freezing your credit with the three major credit bureaus and establishing an Identity Protection PIN with the Internal Revenue Service.


College students: Beware of rental scams when hunting for place to live

Also coinciding with back-to-school season, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is cautioning students and their parents about apartment and home rental scams.


Consumer tips for sales-tax holiday, back-to-school shopping

As a new school year approaches, you can save some money by taking advantage of Ohio’s sales-tax holiday, which runs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 7.


AG Yost continues relentless pursuit of robocallers

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Robocall Enforcement Unit took legal action against the perpetrators of a scheme responsible for bombarding U.S. consumers with billions of illegal robocalls. Read more about this recent lawsuit and other actions taken to protect consumers throughout the Buckeye State.