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Phony Emails Request Purchases of Gift Cards for Boss or Pastor

Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams involve a con artist impersonating someone with decision-making authority by using a hacked or spoofed email account.


Get a New Device? Beware of Activation Scams

With all the excitement of getting a new electronic gadget, some consumers don’t realize when they’re being tricked into paying fake activation fees by imposters posing as customer support agents.


Frustrated with Unwanted Calls? AG Yost Continues to Aggressively Address Robocalls

It can be frustrating to answer the phone and hear an automated telemarketing message, especially when your phone number is on the national Do-Not-Call Registry.


Ohio Attorney General Offers Holiday Shopping Tips for Consumers

With the holiday season upon us, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost offers the following holiday consumer protection tips.