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AG Launches 2013 Take Action Video Contest

Ohio high school students in grades 9 through 12 can enter to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships by participating in the Attorney General’s fifth annual Take Action Video Contest.


Identity Theft Unit Marks First-Year Successes

Imagine not receiving your tax refund because someone else already obtained it or getting a medical bill for an unfamiliar procedure or prescription. Imagine pulling your credit report only to learn that someone used your personal information to obtain a loan — and now you’re responsible for the payments. These scenarios were realities for many consumers who have contacted the Ohio Attorney General’s Identity Theft Unit.


Too-Good-To-Be-True Tickets May Be Phony

You feel like you’ve just scored a touchdown when you see 50-yard line tickets for your favorite team for sale online at less than their face value. The seller may say they have a sudden family emergency and even include a scanned image of the tickets as “proof” they are legitimate. Unfortunately, those tickets may be well-designed counterfeits or may not even exist, leaving you without your money and seats for the big game.