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Tips Help You Guard Against the Heartbleed Bug

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offered consumers advice on how to protect their personal information in the aftermath of a widespread Internet security glitch called the Heartbleed bug.


Last of Circleville ring defendants pleads guilty

The final member of a Circleville area criminal ring that used home-repair scams to swindle more than $137,000 from elderly consumers in Fairfield, Franklin, Pickaway, and Ross counties has pleaded guilty to felonies in the case.


Imposters Target Consumers’ Wallets and Personal Data

From phony jury duty notices to fake ambulance bill collectors, Ohioans continue to report that scammers are posing as legitimate companies and government agencies to trick consumers into sending money and revealing their personal information.


Calls Point to Rise in Insurance Schemes

Reports to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office suggest insurance-related schemes may be on the rise. Unscrupulous companies may use deceptive advertising to get consumers to unknowingly enroll in an insurance plan or reveal personal information.