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Unclaimed Funds 101

Do you think there are unclaimed funds out there belonging to you? Are you unsure of how to claim these funds? Have you recently been contacted by someone who offered to help you claim funds owed to you?


Prevent Heartbreak: Steer Clear of Romance Scams

As Valentine’s Day approaches, watch out for con artists seeking to profit off Ohioans looking for love. While we all want to find the perfect match, unless you know how romance scams operate, instead of finding real love, your new “sweetheart” may deliver the double doozy of a broken heart and a lighter wallet.


New Device? Make Cybersecurity a Top Priority

Did you start out the new year with a new smartphone, tablet, laptop, or even a TV that connects to the internet? The Ohio Attorney General’s Office encourages you to make cybersecurity one of your top priorities as you learn, program, and use your new device


Know Your Consumer Rights: Shopping Rights and Tips

Whether reading a store ad, shopping online, or making a purchase at a retail store, you are likely protected by Ohio’s consumer protection laws. The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (“CSPA”) and its related rules operate to maintain a fair marketplace for consumers.