By law, the Attorney General is the chief law officer for the state of Ohio. The Office protects Ohio families from predatory financial practices through enforcement authority in the areas of consumer protection, antitrust, charitable organizations, and health care fraud.
The office offers services to protect the most vulnerable Ohio citizens, including children, the elderly, victims of crime and those who are preyed upon by greed in its many forms: unfair, illegal or shady business practices, criminal conduct and abuse of power and corruption. Programs are also available to support veterans, active duty military, and their families.
The Consumer Protection Section protects Ohioans from predatory and illegal business practices. With authority granted by the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and other statutes, the section enforces laws that prohibit unfair and deceptive practices including but not limited to: false advertising, shoddy workmanship, and failure to perform services or to deliver goods.
Consumers can file a complaint online or by calling 800-282-0515.