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Trade secrets of a scammer

To increase the likelihood that you may fall for a scam, scam artists sometimes use names of well-known officials.


Stay safe, save money this winter

As winter falls upon us, concerns arise about safety, travel, and money. With a little planning, you can protect yourself and save money.


Scam alert: phony traffic tickets

Ohioans should beware of the “Uniform Traffic Ticket” scam, in which consumers receive emails stating that they have been caught speeding on camera.


How to ensure safe delivery for your holiday packages

When you are shipping packages this holiday season, take a few extra steps to ensure safe delivery.


Holiday charitable donations: good giving

While the holidays are a time to be generous, be sure your well-intentioned donations are put to good use.


Cracking down on cyber fraud

Cyber fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes across the nation. Scammers are increasingly using e-commerce websites like eBay and craigslist, or social media platforms like Facebook to prey on consumers. 


Consumer lawsuit: Attorney General DeWine sues Cleveland TV retailer

In November, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sued Cleveland-based TV retailer Northeast Electronics, Inc. for multiple violations of Ohio consumer law.  


A look back at some of the accomplishments made in 2011

It was a busy first year at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office since Mike DeWine took the oath of office last January, pledging to protect Ohio’s families.

Here are a few of the year’s highlights of what Attorney General DeWine and his office have been accomplishing: