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Cash or Credit?

When making a purchase, consumers often face a choice of whether to use cash or credit. What is the difference between these payment methods, and how do they affect the real cost of the items you buy?


Beware of Flood-Damaged Cars

Be careful when purchasing used cars. Flood-damaged vehicles from areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy may be making their way to Ohio and other areas.


Get Involved in National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 3–9, 2013, and this year Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is joining other government and nonprofit organizations in Ohio and across the country to help consumers learn to protect their information and understand their rights.


Identity Theft: 10 Things You Need to Know

Does a security breach mean an identity theft has occurred? Does most identity theft happen online? Identity theft is a popular topic, but it’s often misunderstood. To protect yourself, make sure you understand a few key facts and what to do if your identity is stolen.