Breaking News - 11/6/2017 12:20 PM

Warning About Storm-Chaser Scams - Free Access

Following the severe weather that affected Ohio this weekend, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of scams.  More...

Posted 11/6/2017 12:20 PM

Consumer Tips Following Equifax Breach Announcement - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered tips for consumers following the recent announcement by Equifax, one of the country's three main credit reporting bureaus, of a data breach affecting some 143 million United States consumers. More...

Posted 9/10/2017 11:51 AM

Archbold Residents Receive IRS Impersonator Calls - Free Access

Tera Rogers, spokesman for the Archbold Police Department, cautioned local residents of a telephone scam that has been reported in the village.      A caller will represent himself as an official with the Internal Revenue Ser More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

PUCO warns of utility payment scam - Free Access

Customers threatened with termination of service if they don’t pay bills immediately

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is warning utility customers to beware of a payment scam that has surfaced across the state over the past several weeks. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Attorney General Warns of Asphalt Paving Scams - Free Access

As warm temperatures continue into late summer, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of driveway paving scams and untrustworthy home improvement contractors.  More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Attorney General DeWine Offers Consumer Tips Following Russian Hacker Breach Announcement - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today encouraged consumers to change their passwords and to monitor their accounts following news that Russian hackers have stolen more than a billion user IDs and passwords.  More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Attorney General DeWine Warns of “Can You Hear Me” Calls Reported in Ohio - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that since Friday, several Ohioans have reported suspicious calls from callers asking “Can you hear me?”    More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Five Tips to Avoid Scams While Shopping Online - Free Access

As consumers shop online during Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is encouraging them to protect their personal information and avoid scams online.  More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Door To Door Salespersons Might Be Scammers - Free Access

The Fulton County Sheriff warns of possible scams that may be in Fulton County.   Any business going door to door trying to get your business should be checked out with us or the BBB. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Attorney General DeWine Warns Consumers About 513-Area Code Phone Scams - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that consumers in Ohio and throughout the nation are reporting scam calls that appear to come from a 513 (Cincinnati) area code phone number and attempt to obtain consumers’ credit or debit card numbers. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Attorney General Warns of Social Media Scams - Free Access

Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, warned Ohio consumers about scams that attract potential victims through social media.   “Scams can be found anywhere, and social media is no exception,” he said. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WARNS OF TIMESHARE SCAM - Free Access

The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing warned today that an individual or group which claims to be an Ohio licensed real estate company is soliciting consumers across the country, specifically timeshare own More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Ohioans Report Scam Calls from “911” - Free Access

Callers Threaten Consumers with Legal Action and Demand Immediate Response

Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans about scam calls that appear to come from the phone number “911” and instruct consumers to contact the Attorney General’s Office to avoid arrest or legal action. DeWine’s office has received appr More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Imposter Calls from 'U.S. Treasury' Targeting Ohioans - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that Ohio consumers are receiving scam phone calls from individuals pretending to represent the U.S. Treasury. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Phone Scammers Attack Archbold - Free Access

  Citizens of Archbold have been the targets of telephone scammers.  Reports began coming in Monday morning, Aug. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Ohioans Losing Money to Loan Scams - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned today that Ohioans seeking extra cash following the holiday season should beware of phony loan offers. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Computer Repair Scams Continue to Target Ohioans - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of computer repair scams, where callers tell consumers their computers are infected with a virus and falsely claim they will fix the problem. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Calls For Payments Of Warrants A Scam - Free Access

"People will never get a call over the phone from the Fulton County Sheriff Department requesting payment of a warrant," said Roy Miller, Fulton County Sheriff.    More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Ohioans Report Tax Scams as Filing Deadline Approaches - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of threatening calls purportedly “from the IRS” as the April 15 tax-filing deadline approaches. In the past week alone, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received more than 10 More...

Posted 4/11/2015 03:32 PM

Updated Information Regarding the Equifax Breach - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered updated information for consumers following the recent announcement by Equifax of a major data breach affecting over 5 million Ohioans.  Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting bu More...

Posted 9/20/2017 12:40 PM

Ohioans Report Rash of “Spoofed” Phone Calls - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that since last week, more than 30 consumers across Ohio have reported receiving “spoofed” phone calls, or calls that appear to come from the consumer’s own phone number or from a number very similar to More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Attorney General DeWine Offers Consumer Tips Following Yahoo Breach Announcement - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered tips for consumers following Yahoo’s recent announcement of a data breach affecting more than one billion user accounts.      More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Ohioans Report Surge of Tax-Related Phone Scams - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that his office has received more than 600 reports of tax-related scams since Sept. 1. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Attorney General DeWine Warns of Scams Targeting Small Businesses - Free Access

Average Reported Loss is About $2,000

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned small businesses to watch for signs of a scam, including callers who claim the business’s power will be shut off and invoices for products the business never ordered. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

SCAM ALERT - Free Access

Lorain County Sheriff, Phil Stammitti would like to make the citizens of Lorain County aware of telephone scams. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WARNS OHIOANS OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS SCAM - Free Access

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WARNS OHIOANS OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS SCAM   Division of Unclaimed Funds is the Only Official Authority to Receive and Safeguard Lost and Abandoned Property   The Ohio Department of Comme More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Grandparent Scams Continue to Target Ohioans - Free Access

In recognition of Grandparents Day this Sunday, Sept. 7, Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to watch out for the grandparent scam, a costly telephone ploy in which con artists pose as grandchildren in need.  More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Ohio Turnpike warns E-ZPass® customers of email scam - Free Access

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission warns its approximately 150,000 customers not to open or respond to an email from “E-ZPass Info,” as seen below. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Scam Alert on Victim Donations in Pike County Murder Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader issued the following scam alert to members of the public.  More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Ohio Schools Report Invoice Scam - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that schools throughout Ohio are reporting phony invoices sent to their schools.  “Schools are saying they’re receiving invoices for books they never ordered,” Attorney General DeWine said. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Officials Warn of Government Imposter Scams - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters today warned that scam artists are posing as government and law enforcement officials demanding that consumers pay money immediately. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

DeWine Warns of Storm-Chaser Scams Following Severe Weather - Free Access

Following the severe weather that hit northwest Ohio and other parts of the state last night, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of home repair scams.  More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Attorney General DeWine Warns Consumers of Tree-Trimming Scams - Free Access

More Than 50 Complaints Filed in Past 12 Months

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to be aware of contractors who come to their doors unexpectedly and offer tree-trimming services. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

DeWine Warns Consumers to Watch for Ticket Scams - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to watch for scams as they search for tickets to upcoming events, including the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians home openers.  More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Attorney General DeWine Urges Ohioans to Be Generous, Exercise Caution When Responding to Hurricane Matthew Relief Requests - Free Access

As Hurricane Matthew continues its path of destruction up the southeastern coast of the United States, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine urges Ohioans to be generous, but exercise caution, when responding to requests for donations to help those who h More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Warning 3.0: Nationwide email phishing scam targets E-ZPass, again - Free Access

Ohio Turnpike issues its third warning in two summers

The scammers are at it again. For the second summer in a row, a warning is being issued to E-ZPass®customers by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 04:24 PM

Ohioans Lose Hundreds to Sugar Bowl Ticket Scams - Free Access

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to be skeptical of individuals offering tickets to the 2015 Sugar Bowl, after two Ohioans reported losing $800 each to Sugar Bowl ticket scams on Craigslist.  More...

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