Consumer Protection

Carbon Monoxide & Boating

Boating is a great way to enjoy summer with friends and family while relaxing on the open waters. Unfortunately, there's a silent killer putting boaters and their family in danger: carbon monoxide. Read our tips for avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning on a boat. What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless,...

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Understanding an Air Quality Alert

Do you ever go outside and find it more difficult to breathe? In these situations, cities might put out an air quality alert when it could be dangerous to be outside. Here's a guide to help you understand what the different air quality alerts mean and what to avoid doing during one.   Types of...

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Choosing a Good Nursing Home

By Craig McLaughlin As of 2022, the United States Census Bureau has recorded there to be over 54 million adults 65 years or older.  As people live longer, many Ohioans are going to need medical care and assistance that can only be found at a nursing home.  With over 1,000 nursing homes in Ohio, distinguishing...

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Esther’s Law

Adults 60 years or older are the most prone to experiencing abuse in nursing homes. The U.S. Census data has shown that over 200,000 Ohioans experience elder abuse each year. One woman who endured this abuse at a Cleveland nursing home was Esther Piskor. Her son Steve installed a hidden camera in her room...

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Essentials to Keep in the Car

Whether you're driving across the country or just down the road, it's important to have a few items in your car for any unexpected situations. Below is a list of essential items to keep in your vehicle at all times. Jumper Cables/Portable Jump Box A car battery can die at any point without warning,...

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10 Safety Tips for Halloween

Dressing up, staying up late, and eating a lot of candy was always the best part of Halloween as a child. As an adult, the fun comes from handing out candy and getting to watch other children create memories. Check out our tips below to continue having a fun and safe Halloween with the...

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Protecting Older Adults From Financial Scams

As adults get older, they become more susceptible to financial scams. Approximately 5 million adults 65+ are financially abused every year at an estimated loss of $36.5 billion. Here are different types of financial scams and how older adults can avoid them.   Types of Financial Scams Impersonators Scammers will call stating that they...

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A Student’s Guide to College Scams

Most students head off to college around the same time they are becoming adults. This means they will be making decisions on their own and will be more susceptible to potential scams. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB),  adults 18-24 were 56.6% more likely to fall for a scam with median losses of...

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5 Vacation Scams to Avoid

When planning a vacation, be on the lookout for false promises and a sense of urgency. You don't want to pay for something that doesn't exist. Better Business Bureau (BBB) published its list of five vacation scams to watch out for when making travel plans. 1. Vacation Rental Con Be wary of listings for...

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Scam Alert: Home Improvement Cons

Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a warning about a scam involving fraudulent home improvement contractors. After major weather events, consumers often seek out contractors for home repairs. BBB says in instances like these, be wary of high-pressure sales tactics, upfront fees and fly-by-night businesses. Scams usually start off with a knock on the door,...

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