Tech support scams on the rise as impostors pretend to be companies like Apple

Hundreds of Ohioans are getting fake calls that look legit, warning you about your computer.

  Tech support scams on the rise as impostors pretend to be companies like Apple

Hundreds of Ohioans are getting fake calls that look legit, warning you about your computer.

  FTC warns of utility scammers during Ohio’s winter season

Are freezing cold temperatures causing you to turn up the heat inside your home? If you do, pay close attention to those energy bills and watch out for utility scammers.

  Scam Squad: FTC warns of car wrap scams

The FTC is warning consumers about car wrap scams after increases in fraud reports.

  Ohio business inundated with scam emails, Scam Squad issues warning

It could be a billion-dollar mistake that only takes seconds. Scammers are targeting businesses--trying to get you to fall for a fake email or invoice.

  47 million robocalls sent to Northeast Ohio phones in just 1 month -- every one was illegal and now the FTC is suing

Those daily annoying phone calls where someone tires to sell you a product or claims you have unpaid bills are illegal and could soon be fewer calls to your cell phone.

  BBB warns of fake delivery scams

Scammers are getting creative

  Cuyahoga County Scam Squad cautions public on scammer’s favorite tool

During an eight month period this year, Americans reported losing more than $74 million through scams with gift or re-loadable cards.

  Cuyahoga County Scam Squad warns ‘Secret Sister’ Facebook gift exchange is illegal

You’ve probably seen them on Facebook. They’re called “Secret Sister” posts where a friend asks you to buy and send a ten dollar gift in exchange for a bunch of gifts in return.

  Scam Squad of Cuyahoga County warns of fake online companies selling puppies

It starts with a cute face and ends with you getting scammed out of both the puppy and thousands of dollars.

Online shopping warning: ‘It pays to be very careful when you are shopping online’

Experts warn of online shopping scams during holiday season.

  Woman falls victim to ‘minister scam,' and now she’s speaking out

She was scammed out of hundreds of dollars. Now, a local woman is sharing her story in hopes that no one else falls for this tricky scheme.

  19 News introduces you to the Scam Squad

They call themselves the scam squad. It’s an organization right here in Cuyahoga County working to make sure your cash and identity are protected.