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Avoid Tax-Related Identity Theft

Imagine filing your taxes only to learn that someone stole your identity, filed your tax return, and received a refund in your name. Unfortunately, this scenario may be a reality for many consumers this tax season.


Attorney General Announces Lawsuit Against Alleged Text Message Spammer

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a lawsuit against Darren C. Sizemore for sending unsolicited text messages to hundreds of thousands of consumers without their permission. 


Job Scams Continue to Target Ohioans

Finding a new career is at the top of many Ohioans’ lists of resolutions. If you are in the market for a new job, you may have noticed job postings that sound too good to be true. What you may not know is that scammers who want to steal your money — and maybe even your identity — create many of these postings.


Sign Up for Scam Alerts

To help stay updated on the latest trends in consumer fraud, you can now sign up to receive scam alerts from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.