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Three Things to Know About Credit Alerts and Freezes

In light of recent large-scale data breaches, it is more important than ever to know the steps to take to protect your identity. That includes understanding the different alerts and freezes you can request from the major credit reporting agencies. 


Ohioans Report Grant Scam Phone Calls

Consumers across Ohio are reporting scam phone calls about phony grants, especially by con artists pretending to work for government agencies. 


Medicare Recipients to Receive New ID Cards

Older adults across the nation are expected to receive new Medicare cards by April 2019. It’s important to know what to expect and to be on the lookout for con artists trying to steal money or personal information. 


Fraud Victims Can File Claims for $586 Million Western Union Fund

Consumers who sent money to scammers using Western Union’s wire service between 2004 and early 2017 may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund. The fund is related to a settlement that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced in January.