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Be on the Alert: Advanced-Fee Loan Scams

Consumers throughout Ohio are reporting losing money to advanced-fee loan scams. In some cases, they send hundreds of dollars out of the country for loans that, in truth, are nonexistent. 


Warning: “Free Trial” Offers May Be Costly

These days, many types of products can be purchased through supposed “free trial” offers. Often, these offers come with terms including automatic renewals, which can result in significant costs to unsuspecting consumers.


Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Learn the Red Flags of a Phishing Scam

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and a perfect time to review the warning signs that a con artist is trying to get you to divulge personal information.


Ohio Attorney General Offers Online Shopping Advice

With the holiday season approaching, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is sharing tips on shopping online, identifying false reviews and understanding return policies.