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Attorney General’s CHIPP presentations help consumers keep tabs on private info

As consumers of all ages rely more and more on technology, it’s important to understand how to protect your electronic devices and keep personal information private. That’s the goal of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s new educational initiative on cybersecurity.


AG Urges Consumers to Check Tires Before Buying

You venture out to buy car tires and find a good buy on brand-name tires that look new and show no signs of wear. It’s no problem making the purchase and crossing that chore off your list, right? Wrong.


Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Community Fraud Forums

Families across Ohio are hurt every day by scam artists. Each year, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office receives thousands of complaints from individual consumers who have been defrauded. To fight back against financial predators, the Attorney General’s Office will host three fraud forums around Ohio in April and May.


Beware of Vacation Scams this Spring Break

The harsh winter has prompted many Ohioans to dream of warmer weather and tropical beaches. While the marketing of spring break travel packages may entice people to sign up for the first bargain they see advertised, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office cautions consumers to research travel packages thoroughly and ask questions. Don’t let the promise of a few days of fun turn into an expensive nightmare!