October 20, 2021

Internet Scams In Ohio See Uptick Amid Pandemic

OHIO — Falling victim to an internet scam is affecting more people in Ohio every year, with the coronavirus pandemic apparently exacerbating the problem nationwide.

In Ohio, 243,000 people fell victim to reported online scams in 2020, a 19 percent increase from the 204,000 reported in 2019, according to Comparitech, a technology research company that analyzed data from the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau, Finance Crimes Enforcement Network and Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Ohio is part of a national trend that saw an increase in Americans who reported online scams, from 3.8 million to 4.77 million from 2019 to 2020…

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