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New Ohio Law Expands the Definition of Elder Abuse and Who Must Report It

To protect older adults, a new Ohio law expands the definition of elder abuse and the groups of individuals — including pharmacists, first responders, and bankers — required to report suspicions of it. 


Gift Cards: Know Before You Give

Gift cards are a popular present to give and receive, especially for last-minute shoppers and for people without a wish list, but not all gift cards are alike. From expiration dates to potential scams, know the basics about gift cards before making your purchase.


Be a Wise Donor: Learn to Recognize Charitable Giving Scams

While there are many worthy causes to support, there are also some charity scams that waste donors’ contributions. Learn to be a wise donor by recognizing charitable giving scams and researching organizations you would like to support this holiday season.


Practice Smart Online Holiday Shopping

If you’re shopping online this holiday season, you’re not alone. Each year, more consumers go online to buy gifts for their friends and family. To help you avoid scams and make the most of your money, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is offering 10 tips for smart online shopping.