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Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike County murders
Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike County murders

At the request of the Rhoden family, the Ohio Attorney General's Office released today a video message from Geneva Rhoden and Teresa Grebing pleading for information that could assist in the investigation into the murders of their loved ones.

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Updated concealed carry laws manual available
Updated concealed carry laws manual available

Mike DeWine recently announced an update of his office's Concealed Carry Laws Manual has been released reflecting recent changes enacted by Senate Bill 199.

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Attorney General warns of scams targeting students
Attorney General warns of scams targeting students

As students head back to school, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of scams targeting students.

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Ohioans report police and fire charity scams
Ohioans report police and fire charity scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned several Ohioans have reported receiving suspicious calls asking for donations supposedly to support police and fire causes.

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As jackpot rises, AG warns consumers to avoid lottery scams
As jackpot rises, AG warns consumers to avoid lottery scams

As the Mega Millions jackpot rises, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of lottery and sweepstakes scams.

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AG warns consumers to beware of home repair scam artists
AG warns consumers to beware of home repair scam artists

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of home repair scams following the severe storms that swept through the state.

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DeWine offers charitable giving tips following Orlando tragedy
DeWine offers charitable giving tips following Orlando tragedy

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered charitable giving tips to Ohioans who want to donate in the wake of the Orlando tragedy.

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New law to put Ohio Guardianship Guide into the hands of all guardians
New law to put Ohio Guardianship Guide into the hands of all guardians

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today praised a new law that will put the Ohio Guardianship Guide into the hands of all guardians overseeing adult and minor wards in the state.

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Valid concealed carry holders no longer require background checks for gun purchases in Ohio
Valid concealed carry holders no longer require background checks for gun purchases in Ohio

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohioans who have a valid concealed handgun license have now had background checks sufficient to purchase firearms without the red tape of another background check.

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AG sues telemarketer for computer virus scam
AG sues telemarketer for computer virus scam

Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit against a telemarketer accused of tricking consumers into thinking their computers were infected with a virus in order to take their money.

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Ohioans report more tax scams as filing deadline nears
Ohioans report more tax scams as filing deadline nears

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warns that his office is receiving more reports of IRS imposter scams as the April 18 tax filing deadline approaches.

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DeWine announces settlement with MoneyGram over scam victim payments
DeWine announces settlement with MoneyGram over scam victim payments

The settlement, which includes Ohio, requires MoneyGram to establish and maintain anti-fraud procedures and to pay a total of $13 million, of which up to $9 million will be used to reimburse consumers.

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DeWine announces joint settlement with mortgage lender HSBC
DeWine announces joint settlement with mortgage lender HSBC

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced Ohio has joined a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses.

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AG offers tips for Data Privacy Day
AG offers tips for Data Privacy Day

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today outlined tips to help Ohioans protect their personal information on Data Privacy Day, recognized annually on Jan. 28.

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Attorney General offers gym membership tips
Attorney General offers gym membership tips

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine this week offered advice for consumers who plan to join a fitness center in the New Year.

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Verizon, Sprint customers have until Dec. 31 to seek cramming settlement refunds
Verizon, Sprint customers have until Dec. 31 to seek cramming settlement refunds

Verizon and Sprint customers have until Dec. 31 to seek a share of the $120 million allocated for consumers under national "mobile cramming" settlements announced earlier this year.

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RadioShack gift card holders may be eligible for refunds
RadioShack gift card holders may be eligible for refunds

The Ohio Attorney General recently announced consumers who have unused gift cards from the former RadioShack can file claims to seek refunds for remaining card balances.

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Classmates.com customers have until Oct. 14 to seek share of $3 million restitution fund
Classmates.com customers have until Oct. 14 to seek share of $3 million restitution fund

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine encourages eligible Classmates.com customers to file a complaint with his office by Oct. 14 to be considered for a refund under a $3 million multi-state settlement fund established earlier this year.

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AG offers tips for T-Mobile customers affected by Experian breach
AG offers tips for T-Mobile customers affected by Experian breach

Following news of an Experian data breach affecting T-Mobile customers and potential customers, Mike DeWine is encouraging consumers to guard against identity theft.

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Two local entities to receive rock salt settlement funds
Two local entities to receive rock salt settlement funds

Two Pickaway County entities will receive a portion of an $11.5 million settlement to resolve an antitrust lawsuit against Cargill Inc. and Morton Salt Inc. over past rock salt prices.

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Ohioans report surge in tax-related phone scams
Ohioans report surge in tax-related phone scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reports his office has received more than 600 reports of tax-related scams since Sept. 1.

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DeWine presents three-year update on Identity Theft Unit
DeWine presents three-year update on Identity Theft Unit

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office's Identity Theft Unit received nearly 3,500 complaints and helped identity theft victims clear over $1 million in fraudulent debt during the unit's first three years of existence.

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'Operation OTFCA' results in hundreds of arrests, millions in drugs seized
'Operation OTFCA' results in hundreds of arrests, millions in drugs seized

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine this week announced the results of a statewide drug enforcement effort that resulted in several hundred arrests and millions of dollars' worth of drugs seized.

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Officials warn of e-cigarette use among youth
Officials warn of e-cigarette use among youth

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Peter Shields, MD, Deputy Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, today warned parents about the risks of e-cigarette use among children and young adults.

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Officials brainstorm options to fight heroin addiction
Officials brainstorm options to fight heroin addiction

With heroin use at epidemic proportions throughout the state and the country, local officials and members of the Ohio Attorney General's Heroin Unit met Tuesday to brainstorm ways to attack the problem on a local level.

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DeWine offers online shopping tips for 'Black Friday in July'
DeWine offers online shopping tips for 'Black Friday in July'

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered online shopping tips for consumers as retailers including Amazon and Walmart advertise extra online deals this week.

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DeWine warns of military identity theft
DeWine warns of military identity theft

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warns service members to watch for signs of identity theft following recent federal data breaches and prior to Military Consumer Protection Day, July 15, 2015.

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DeWine warns of rental scams
DeWine warns of rental scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to beware of phony listings for apartment and house rentals.

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DeWine, 47 AGs announce $136 million settlement with Chase over credit card collections
DeWine, 47 AGs announce $136 million settlement with Chase over credit card collections

Chase agrees to stop collections for 528,000 consumers and limit future sales of consumer debt as part of a joint federal-state settlement.

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DeWine warns Cavs fans to avoid ticket scams
DeWine warns Cavs fans to avoid ticket scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Cleveland Cavaliers fans to beware of phony offers for tickets to see the Cavs face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals tonight and Thursday in Cleveland.

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DeWine announces $11.5 million settlement over rock salt prices
DeWine announces $11.5 million settlement over rock salt prices

Funds will be available to local government agencies in all 88 Ohio counties after a settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. to resolve allegations of a conspiracy to drive up road salt prices.

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DeWine announces $11 million multistate settlement with Classmates, FTD
DeWine announces $11 million multistate settlement with Classmates, FTD

Some consumers may be eligible for a refund following an $11 million settlement with Classmates and FTD florists.

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DeWine announces $158 million settlements with Verizon, Sprint
DeWine announces $158 million settlements with Verizon, Sprint

National settlements with Verizon and Sprint resolve allegations that the companies placed unauthorized third-party charges on consumers' cell phone bills in a practice known as "mobile cramming."

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Youth baseball company accused of failing to deliver promised services
Youth baseball company accused of failing to deliver promised services

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Travel Ball America, accused of taking deposits for tournaments that never occurred and failing to return consumers' money.

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Marijuana legalization amendment certified
Marijuana legalization amendment certified

The Ohio Attorney General's Office today certified the petition for the proposed "Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio" amendment to the Ohio Constitution.

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DeWine warns of scams targeting small businesses
DeWine warns of scams targeting small businesses

The Ohio Attorney General warns small businesses to watch for signs of a scam, including callers who claim the business's power will be shut off and invoices for products the business never ordered.

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Sirius XM customers must file restitution claims by May 4
Sirius XM customers must file restitution claims by May 4

Consumers should file claims before May 4 to be considered for reimbursement under an Ohio-led multistate settlement with Sirius XM Radio Inc. of New York.

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DeWine offers charitable giving tips following earthquake in Nepal
DeWine offers charitable giving tips following earthquake in Nepal

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered charitable giving tips in the wake of the Nepal earthquake that has killed thousands.

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DeWine rejects petition for Legalize Marijuana in Ohio amendment
DeWine rejects petition for Legalize Marijuana in Ohio amendment

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected the petition for the proposed Legalize Marijuana in Ohio amendment because the summary of the petition was not "fair and truthful."

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DeWine reminds consumers of free mulch opportunity this spring
DeWine reminds consumers of free mulch opportunity this spring

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded consumers that they can get a rebate for one free bag of mulch under a settlement with Ohio Mulch Supply Inc.

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AG encourages students to apply for Teen Ambassador Board
AG encourages students to apply for Teen Ambassador Board

High school juniors and seniors for the 2015-16 school year are eligible to apply for the board that addresses issues related to teens.

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Ohioans report tax scams as filing deadline approaches
Ohioans report tax scams as filing deadline approaches

In the past week alone, the Ohio Attorney General's Office has received more than 100 reports of IRS-related scams from consumers across the state.

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AG warns of scam calls from '911'
AG warns of scam calls from '911'

Attorney General Mike DeWine warns Ohioans about scam calls that appear to come from the phone number "911".

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Attorney General announces concealed carry reciprocity with five additional states
Attorney General announces concealed carry reciprocity with five additional states

Ohioans with concealed carry permits will be able to use those permits in five additional states due to changes adopted in House Bill 234.

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