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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Unfortunately, data breaches are all too common these days. Now more than ever, then, Ohioans should take precautions against identity theft.


Getting A New Device? Take Steps to Secure It and Stay Safe

If a new electronic device is on your wish list or that of a loved one, don’t forget to look for red flags before downloading any apps and to review key elements of an app’s privacy policy. These and other tips can help protect both the device and its owner.


Watch Out For False Promises When Fulfilling New Year’s Resolutions

Does your New Year’s resolution include losing weight or getting in shape? You’re not alone. Be sure to protect yourself as a consumer when signing up for a gym membership or buying nutritional products.


What To Know About Giving Gift Cards

Gift cards are popular presents during the year-end holiday season. But not all gift cards are alike. Before making any purchases, you should understand some basics about gift cards, including card expiration dates and signs of potential scams.