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This Text is a Scam

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...

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IRS Unveils “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams of 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealed its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams. Many of the schemes listed relate to COVID-19 and Economic Impact Payments (EIP). The IRS urges the public to constantly be on guard and to look out for others in their lives. "Tax scams tend to rise during tax season...

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Consumer Alert: Fake Insurance

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment advises Ohioans to be alert for a new scam. Individuals pretending to be licensed insurance agents are contacting consumers to sell fake insurance products. Oftentimes, crooks call from fake numbers, lack a legitimate license and market COVID-19 coverage. Fake insurance products   The types of fake insurance...

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Scam Alert: This Venmo Scam Sends You Money “by Accident”

If you use Venmo or another digital wallet service, be careful. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), crooks are putting a high-tech twist on a classic con. How it works You receive a message in Venmo that reads something like,  “Oops! Can you send that back?” Upon reviewing your balance history, you see...

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Don’t get scammed by fake love

It's Valentine's Day season. Love is in the air. According to a news release from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, so too are online scams. “A fake online romance can break your heart and the bank,” Yost said. “Knowing how to spot the red flags can keep bad love from getting worse.” (more…)

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Beware of Travelling Contractors

In the wake of recent storms, Attorney General Mike DeWine has issued a warning regarding traveling contractors. He cautions Ohioans that some contractors may try to take advantage of desperate storm victims as they struggle to rebuild their homes. “After severe weather hits, it’s important to be vigilant about home improvement scams,” DeWine said....

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