Scam Information on Marion Online

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Ohioans urged to protect seniors from affinity fraud

Across the country, older Americans are being encouraged to take part in activities promoting wellness and social interaction. While it’s true remaining socially engaged can improve the quality of life for older adults, at the same time, scammers will steal seniors’ money through affinity fraud, which exploits relationships built through common interests and activities. These […]

More tax scams reported as 2018 filing deadline nears

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned that more consumers are reporting tax scams ahead of the April 17 tax-filing deadline. In March, the Ohio Attorney General’s Help Center logged more than 340 reports of tax scams, compared to about 160 in January and 280 in February. “Scam artists cast a wide net. They know not […]

ODA recognizes 2018 Weights and Measures Week

Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director David T. Daniels celebrated Ohio Weights and Measures Week by certifying a new propane delivery truck and checking scales at two Muskingum County businesses. Weights and measures officials work to both protect consumers and provide fair competition among businesses. ODA’s Division of Weights and Measures works daily with county […]

Ohio Attorney General warns of romance scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has warned consumers to beware of online romance scams, which have been reported by several Ohioans in recent weeks. “Sometimes online dating works out very well, but unfortunately, there are some con artists who pretend to be someone they’re not,” Attorney General DeWine said. “They string people along, and at […]

Ohio Attorney General warns of tax scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to avoid scams this tax season. Since January, the Attorney General’s Office has received about 190 reports of tax-related scams. “Con artists are very good at what they do,” Attorney General DeWine said. “They rely on scare tactics and surprise. When people get scared, they do irrational […]

Ohio Attorney General, FTC announce orders to shut down tech support scam

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Federal Trade Commission have announced that the operators of a nationwide computer repair scam have been banned from the tech support business as part of settlements with the FTC and Ohio Attorney General. The settlements resolve a 2017 lawsuit accusing Repair All PC and several related companies and […]

Used car sales topped the 2017 list of consumer complaints in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the top consumer complaints his office received in 2017, when more than 22,000 complaints were filed. “We’re committed to protecting Ohio consumers, and addressing their complaints is an important part of what we do,” Attorney General DeWine said. “In many cases, complaints are the result of a misunderstanding, and […]

Marion police warn of jury duty scam

The Marion Police Department has received reports from local citizens who have been contacted by phone by an individual claiming to be affiliated with Marion Municipal Court. The scammer claims to be with the court, even mentioning Judge Ballinger by name, and falsely states that the person being called has failed to appear for jury […]

Local authorities issue warning over jury fine scam

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has received information from some residents that they have received phone calls from individuals that are apparent scams. This most recent scam has someone calling the victim claiming to be Deputy Walker or Deputy Miller from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The scammer tells the victim that they failed to […]

Attorney General offers gym membership tips ahead of the New Year

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offered advice for consumers who plan to join a gym or fitness center in the New Year. “This is a time when many people are thinking about joining a gym, and that can be a great way to get in shape. We just want consumers to understand what they’re signing […]