Scams are everywhere these days; from your inbox to your front door.
With that in mind, and as part of Consumer Protection Week, the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs is holding a "How to Spot and Stop a Scam" seminar on Tuesday, March 6th, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Shaw JCC of Akron, at 750 White Pond Drive.
The free seminar will teach Summit County residents ways to protect themselves, and their families, from common scams that continue to make the rounds in and around Akron. "(We'll) highlight certain consumer-related scams that have been going on in the area, and common sense ways to avoid such scams," said Chris Verich, Deputy Director of the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs.
Anyone is welcome, and Verich urges those planning on attending can RSVP at consumeraffairs.summitoh.net.
After recent reports of fake tickets popping up for the NBA Finals game, Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine is warning fans to pay extra close attention.
Dewine said in most cases, people bought the tickets on Craigslist but didn't get anything in return. Some cases also included scammers who printed out counterfeit tickets.
The Attorney General's Office recomends fans to "be skeptical" when they come across an offer that appears to good to be true.