Ohio Attorney General Warns Of Grant Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning families and students to be on guard for financial scams such as phony grant offers in the back-to-school season.
DeWine says in a release that dozens of Ohioans reported losing hundreds of dollars to such scams in the past year.
The attorney general says requiring someone to pay money to receive a grant, scholarship, or job indicates it's probably a scam.
More than 60 Ohioans have filed complaints about grants in the last 12 months. Half reported losing money, with the average loss around $1,000.
DeWine says a typical scam involves a caller saying that you've won a government grant. But they then ask for $200 to $600 to be sent to another country to receive the grant.