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Five Ways to Avoid Online Romance Scams

Valentine’s Day can be a time to seek out that special someone, and con artists know it. Fake online romance, or “sweetheart,” scams are prevalent, so it is important to avoid them and protect your hard-earned money.


Be Prepared To File Taxes and Use Any Refund Wisely

As Ohioans enter the tax season, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office encourages consumers to file as early as possible and to use any refund wisely.


Top Ten Complaints of 2018

The Attorney General’s Office works every day to protect Ohio families from unfair and deceptive business practices and scams. The office accepts and handles consumer complaints through an informal dispute-resolution process to assist consumers and businesses in reaching a mutual agreement to resolve issues. In 2018, the office received 22,877 complaints.


Introducing Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

On January 14, 2019, Dave Yost was sworn in as Ohio’s 51st attorney general.  Attorney General Yost brings to the office his extensive experience rooting out fraud, holding the corrupt accountable and reforming government. While serving as prosecuting attorney in Delaware County during a building boom, Yost pursued criminal cases involving contractors who provided shoddy workmanship.