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Computer Repair Scammers Prey on Unsuspecting Victims

Reports to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office suggest that many Ohioans have been targeted by the “computer repair” scam in recent months. 


Before a Purchase: Do Your Homework

Before signing a contract or providing payment, do some homework on the products and services you are planning to buy. 


Scammers May Target Timeshare Owners

While many timeshare owners enjoy their properties, others cannot wait to get out from under the commitments, which can include monthly mortgage payments, maintenance fees, and property taxes. 


Beware of 'Storm Chasers' after Severe Weather

As sure as we will experience severe storms this spring and summer, home repair contractors who have less-than-good intentions are bound to come knocking on our doors.