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DeWine Reminds Families to Watch Out For Grandparent Phone Scams

As Grandparents Day approaches, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine again warned grandparents and families to watch for the telephone “Grandparent Scam.” Scam artists call grandparents impersonating their grandchildren, claim to be in trouble, and ask them to send money immediately.


DeWine Pledges Fast Start for BCI Security and Safety Services for Casino Control Commission

Today, the Ohio Casino Control Commission voted to have the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) provide security and safety services to casinos in Cleveland and Toledo.


DeWine Joins Prevent Blindness Ohio, Ohio Optical Dispensers Board To Stop Dangerous Sales of Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine along with Prevent Blindness Ohio and the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board are warning consumers about the dangers of over-the-counter sales of decorative contact lenses during this Halloween season. According to the Optical Dispensers Board, the number of consumer complaints filed regarding the illegal sale of cosmetic contact lenses and the number of resulting cease and desist orders issued to violating businesses have shown a steady increase after a period of decline, especially during the Halloween season.


DeWine Joins Attorneys General in Urging Hollywood to End Smoking in Youth-Rated Films

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined Attorneys General from 37 states and territories in calling for the end of smoking being depicted in youth-rated films. The request was made in a letter sent to the chairmen and CEOs of ten major motion picture studios.


DeWine Joins Attorneys General in Urging Congress to Raise Cap on Crime Victims Fund

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined Attorneys General from 45 States, 4 Territories, and the District of Columbia in urging Congress to increase the Cap on the Crime Victims Fund. The request was made in a letter sent to the leaders of the House and Senate Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, and Science.


DeWine Joins 53 Other Attorneys General in Fight Against Robo-Calls to Cell Phones

Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined 53 other attorneys general in a letter to Congress asking it to oppose legislation targeting consumers' telephone privacy.  The "Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011" [H.R. 3035] would amend the Communications Act of 1934 and allow for robo-calling to all cell phones, leaving consumers to foot the bill, DeWine said. For example, debt collectors and other businesses could place automated "informational" calls to cell phones, which would have an impact on those who pay by the minute or have a limited number of minutes available.


DeWine Attends Opening Arguments Session Before U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Constitutionality of Health Care Act

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was in attendance this morning for day one of the oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare."


DeWine Applauds Bill to Make Bath Salts a Controlled Substance

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Attorney General Mike DeWine applauded the efforts of State Rep. Clayton Luckie, D-Dayton, on the bill he introduced today to make certain chemicals found in bath salts a Schedule I controlled substance under Ohio law.


DeWine Announces Top Five Cyber Fraud Trends; Kicks off National Consumer Protection Week

In kicking off National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10, 2012, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans about top cyber fraud trends.  


DeWine Announces Settlement With Major Loan Servicers; Foreclosure-Related Assistance Coming for Ohioans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio is part of the joint federal-state settlement of $25 billion with five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses, fraud, and unacceptable mortgage practices.

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