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When Caller ID Fails: Learn About “Spoofing”

Do you receive unwanted telemarketing or scam phone calls and wonder why your caller ID says many of them are right in your area code? It’s called Caller ID “spoofing;” a cheap and widely available technology that masks where the calls are originating.


Some Scams Targeting Apple Products and Users

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is warning users of Apple products that scammers are targeting them for personal information and money.


Scholarship Contest Accepting Entries

The Ohio Attorney General’s ninth-annual Take Action Video Contest gives Ohio high school students the opportunity to learn about cybersecurity and a chance to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships. 


Protect Your Identity in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

There’s no way around the headlines. Equifax, one of the country's three main credit reporting bureaus, suffered a data breach affecting some 143 million U.S. consumers.  Despite this scary news, there are ways you can protect yourself.