Scam Information on Marion Online

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Consumers Warned to be Cautious when Selling Gold, Silver

The Ohio Department of Commerce is reviewing a decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio which has enjoined the Ohio Department of Commerce from enforcing the Ohio Precious Metals Dealers Act. The decision, filed on December 5, 2012, is about the constitutionality of the law and not the enforcement […]

State says Loan Modification Company was Running a Scam

Attorney General Mike DeWine on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Making Home Affordable of Costa Mesa, Calif. The suit alleges that the loan modification business charged significant fees and did little or no work for consumers. Making Home Affordable’s mail and telephone solicitations gave consumers the false impression that it was affiliated with the federal […]

Ohio Attorney General Offers Suggestions for Safe Shopping

With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered tips and suggestions to help keep consumers safe from scams and within their budgets. “This is an exciting and joyful time of year,” said Attorney General DeWine. “But keeping an eye out for fraudsters and gimmicks, and clearly understanding the […]

Salvation Army Warns of Marion Scam

The Salvation Army in Marion says they were made aware this week of at least one person approaching Marion Neighborhood Watch groups and possibly other area representatives attempting to collect toys and cash or check donations in the name of The Salvation Army for their annual Christmas Distribution to local families in need. Salvation Army […]

Ohioans Reminded to Report Do Not Call Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants to remind Ohioans to sign up for the Do Not Call Registry and to report Do Not Call violations to his office. “The number of Ohioans on the Do Not Call Registry is higher than ever,” DeWine said. “Unfortunately, scam calls that violate do-not-call regulations also have increased, becoming […]

Caution Urged When Responding to Hurricane Relief Requests

As the cleanup from the massive storm which hit the eastern U.S. continues, Attorney General Mike DeWine urges Ohioans to be cautious when responding to requests for donations to help those in harm’s way. “We naturally want to reach out and help those who face such powerful and deadly storms, and I encourage those who […]

Ohio AG, Morrow County Prosecutor Announces Arrest of Indicted Craigslist Scammer

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Morrow County Prosecutor Charles Howland announced Thursday the indictment and arrest of alleged Craigslist scammer Nicholis Corey Garner. The indictment alleges that Garner is a member of a larger group that has used postings of cars, trucks, and all-terrain vehicles for sale on Craigslist to steal tens of thousands […]

Reminder Issued to Grandparents, Families about Costly Phone Scam

With Grandparents Day occurring on September 9, Attorney General Mike DeWine has reminded grandparents and families to be on the watch for the grandparent telephone scam. “Grandparents Day is a day to celebrate family,” said Attorney General DeWine. “But it’s also a time to remind Ohioans about the grandparent phone scam that targets grandparents and […]

Attorney General DeWine Warns Ohioans of Traveling Scam Artists

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today is warning Ohioans to watch for traveling scam artists offering roof repair, driveway paving and sealing, and tree trimming. “We’ve received at least one report of suspected travelers in Clinton County,” Attorney General DeWine said. “With just a few weeks of summer left, we don’t want to take any […]

State Warns of ‘Notario Scams’ Following New Immigration Policy Announcement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission are urging anyone who is interested in pursuing participation in the federal government's deferred action process not to be deceived into paying for expensive assistance in applying. It's not yet clear what fees, if any, will be necessary and the federal government has asked that these requests not be submitted until it creates a process to accept them.