Scam Information on Marion Online

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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 […]

Ohio Attorney General warns of grant scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of phony offers for federal grants. In recent weeks, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received dozens of reports of grant scams from people across Ohio. “Scam artists will call and say you can get a $9,000 grant from the federal government if you pay […]

State Ag Dept. offers tips for purchasing firewood

As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood. “Firewood is an important agricultural resource for Ohioans throughout the winter season,” said David Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “Like any resource, […]

Ohioans warned of hurricane flood damaged vehicles for sale

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment issued a consumer alert urging Ohioans to be cautious in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma when purchasing a used vehicle. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) estimates one million refurbished vehicles with concealed flood damage could appear on the market outside of hurricane-hit areas. “We are […]

Grandparents target of phone scams, Ohio AG warns

In recognition of National Grandparent’s Day this past Sunday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning families to beware of phone scams targeting grandparents. In a typical “grandparent” phone scam, a grandparent receives a phone call from someone posing as a grandchild. The caller claims to be in trouble and in urgent need of money, […]

Ohio AG offers consumer tips following Equifax breach announcement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offered tips for consumers following the recent announcement by Equifax, one of the country’s three main credit reporting bureaus, of a data breach affecting some 143 million United States consumers. Equifax has reported that the information was compromised between May and July of this year and includes names, Social Security numbers, […]

Health Department warns of phone scam seeking personal information

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is warning of a phone scam where callers posing as health department staff are asking for personal information that the department would never seek over the phone. The callers use caller ID spoofing technology to make it appear that they are calling from a credible phone number, including from […]