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Fraudsters Use COVID-19 to Devise Scams

By Ryan Lippe, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Section Published as part of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Law You Can Use series.  Scam artists are known to strike during crises, choosing to exploit others when people are distracted, fearful or otherwise vulnerable. The COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception. Scammers have been busy

Medicare 101

What you need to know to get started If you are near the age of 64, a Medicare application is required to avoid financial penalties. Seniors must apply for Medicare between 64 years and 9 months of age and 65 years and three months. The application is easy and can be completed online, but the

Use Caution When Using Craig’s List

When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. That’s what a West Toledo woman thought when she advertised her old scooter chair on Craig’s List, only to find an immediate buyer from California. They said they were buying the chair for their grandma in Ohio (“They threw the word ‘grandma’ around a