Protecting Older Adults From Financial Scams
Posted in Consumer Protection on October 15, 2021
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...
A Student’s Guide to College Scams
Posted in Consumer Protection on August 23, 2021
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...
5 Vacation Scams to Avoid
Posted in Consumer Protection, Leisure on July 12, 2021
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...
Scam Alert: Home Improvement Cons
Posted in Consumer Protection on June 1, 2021
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,...
Scam Alert: Rent and Mortgage Cons
Posted in Consumer Protection on May 10, 2021
Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a warning about scams that target people who need help paying their rents or mortgages. Details There are many legitimate organizations that can help renters and homeowners with their monthly payments. Unfortunately, many fake “organizations” and “charities” also exist. Their aim is to take advantage of the economic crisis....
This Text is a Scam
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on April 8, 2021
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is sending out a warning about a new scam involving text messages about unemployment insurance. [caption id="attachment_33864" align="alignright" width="326"] If you receive a text like this, do not respond to it.[/caption] If you received a text like the one pictured, do not respond to it or click any attachments...
FBI Issues Warning About Fake Vaccine Cards
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on April 7, 2021
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a new warning to the public: if you make or buy a fake COVID-19 vaccination record card, you are breaking the law. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the FBI are advising the public to be aware of: Individuals selling fake...
Statute of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Ohio?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Class Action, Consumer Protection, Drug & Medical Devices, Firm News, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Product Liability, Product Recall, Truck Accident, Workplace Injuries and Claims on March 25, 2021
What is a Statute of Limitations? Most people have heard the phrase "statute of limitations," but what does it really mean? In legal terms, statutes of limitations set limits on the length of time available to take legal action. The time limits vary depending on the state and the type of case. For personal...
When to Buy New Tires
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Consumer Protection on March 11, 2021
It can be easy to forget that tires are the most important safety feature on a vehicle. But, if you stop to think about it, it's easy to see why. Tires have direct contact with the road. They have a huge impact on riding, handling and braking. High-Performing Tires For ideal performance, tires should:...
Elder Abuse: Signs, Prevention and Where to Turn for Help
Posted in Consumer Protection, Firm News, Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on March 5, 2021
Elder abuse is a major societal problem. It occurs when someone knowingly, intentionally or negligently causes harm—or a serious risk of harm—to a vulnerable person. COVID-19 has done nothing to help the situation. In fact, PBS discovered a strong correlation between the pandemic and nationwide cases of elder abuse and mistreatment. They cited a report from researcher...