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Does Owe You a Refund?

Consumers nationwide, including up 16,000 Ohioans, are entitled to refunds from a Cincinnati Internet-based business that offers change of address services. A $3 million national refund pool has been established to reimburse consumers under a settlement with,, parent company Form Giant LLC, and its president, Matthew Riley, said Attorney General Mike DeWine.


Airport Job Offers Don’t Always Fly

Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to be on the lookout for a scam involving the promise of “airport jobs.” Recent reports to the Attorney General’s Office suggest Ohioans are receiving fliers and phone calls from a man attempting to persuade unsuspecting job hunters to wire transfer money in exchange for uniforms.


How to Avoid Off-Campus Rental Scams

College students in search of off-campus housing options have a lot to consider, including location, condition, square footage, parking, and price. In addition to checking online advertisements and bulletin boards on and near campus, apartment hunters should be sure to visit the properties they’re considering and, if possible, talk with current residents about the apartment and their experiences with the landlord.


Tips for Savvy Wedding Planning

With all the stress of wedding planning, it can be difficult to sort the good vendors from the not-so-good! Researching wedding vendors and asking important questions can go a long way to help you avoid problems on your big day.