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'Finders' may be 'Keepers' of Unclaimed Funds

If you have unclaimed funds in your name, you don’t have to hire a professional to try to recover them. Be wary of individuals or websites that tell you otherwise.


Scam Alert: Hackers Lock PCs and Demand Payment

Beware of a recent computer scam that tricks consumers into sending money and revealing personal information.


Take Extra Precautions this Tax Season

During tax season, take extra precautions to protect your identity and beware of “instant” tax refunds.


Top Scams of 2012

Among the more than 30,000 complaints the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section received in 2012 were many reports of potential scams. They ranged from phony business opportunities or online vehicle scams to sweepstakes ploys and sweetheart scams.