Scam Information on Marion Online

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Ohio Attorney General warns of home rental scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned consumers to beware of home rental scams. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received over 40 reports about the scams in 2017, and summer is a peak time for moving and traveling. In a typical rental scam, a con artist posts an ad online offering a house or apartment […]

Following severe weather, Ohio AG warns consumers to beware of scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has warned consumers to beware of scams following the severe weather that hit Ohio this week. “Bad weather, unfortunately, can lead to scams,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Some con artists will travel to storm-damaged communities, go door to door offering immediate work, and then leave after taking someone’s money. Another […]

Ohio Attorney General warns of uptick in IRS scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has warned that his office logged about 600 reports of “IRS” scams in June, more than in any other month this year. The scam generally begins with a call claiming the recipient is in trouble with the IRS and must call a certain phone number to avoid arrest or legal […]

Ohio Attorney General warns of elder abuse

Ahead of Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15), Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to beware of signs of elder abuse. “Elder abuse can affect any family in any community,” Attorney General DeWine said. “It often involves a person in a position of power or trust who takes advantage of an older adult. […]

Ohioans urged to watch for signs of elder financial exploitation

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2017, the Division of Securities is urging Ohioans to keep a watchful eye for signs of elder financial exploitation and to promptly report possible abuse to appropriate officials. “The rapid aging of America’s population means elder financial abuse is rising, due in part to […]

Sheriff’s Office reports scam involving missed jury duty

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaint calls where a subject is identifying themselves as a Sheriff’s Office deputy telling individuals they have missed jury duty and are required to pay a fine or go to jail. These are fraudulent calls. The scammer then asks individuals to make a wire transfer to avoid […]

Know your rights when hiring a moving company

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) wants Ohioans to remember that when hiring a moving company, you have rights guaranteed by law and enforced by the PUCO. Before deciding to hire a mover, ensure they are properly registered with the PUCO to do business in Ohio (for in-state moves), or the Federal Motor Carrier […]

Ohio Attorney General warns of ticket scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of ticket scams as the Cleveland Cavaliers prepare to face the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland tomorrow during the NBA Finals and as the summer concert season heats up. In 2017, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received more than a dozen complaints about suspected […]

Ohioans facing issues with cemeteries can seek help from Department of Commerce

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and many Ohioans will visit cemeteries during the holiday weekend to pay their respects to loved ones and our nation’s veterans. These visits sometimes lead to frustration when a cemetery is not well kept. That’s where the Ohio Department of Commerce gets involved. There are laws and guidelines […]

Attorney General, FTC take action against alleged computer repair scam

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Federal Trade Commission today announced a joint lawsuit against the operators of an alleged computer repair scam. The action is part of a nationwide sweep against sham tech-support services. According to the lawsuit, Repair All PC and several related companies and individuals tricked consumers into paying for unnecessary […]