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Want to Lower Your Mortgage? Don’t Stop Making Payments

If you want to lower your monthly mortgage payments, don’t trust businesses that tell you to stop making your payments.


Beware of Job Opportunity Scams

If you are in the market for summer work or a full-time position, 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. Learn to recognize the signs of job opportunity scams and how to avoid falling for them.


Car-title Loans and What You Can Lose

When short on cash or looking for a way to supplement income, car-title loans may seem like a good option. But beware: Car-title loans may cost more than you expect.


Selling your Timeshare? Watch for Scams

If you own a timeshare and are thinking of selling it, use caution before agreeing to do so through a real estate broker or agent. Since January 2012, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received almost 160 complaints regarding timeshares. Most of these complaints are from shareowners who are attempting to sell their timeshare through resale companies.