Ohio Attorney Marc Dann is working hard to find ways to help consumer advocates protect consumers everywhere. He's off to a good start already but now he even goes himself one better.
Attorney General Dann has started a monthly "e-newsletter" that will bring the latest updates on consumer laws, fraud alerts, and prevention tips to your email inbox. Each issue promises to provide links to more in-depth resources to help advocates protect consumers and their clients.
Among recent articles was a list of the Top 10 consumer complaints, showing auto issues at the top spot, followed by credit issues, and more. That list will certainly tell you the heartbeat (or heart ache) on the street. Most people don't know that a more detailed explanation of the Top 10 and other AG office activities can be found in the annual AG Office's report (click here for the 2007 Report).
Tips for online shopping were noted and a nice article on the problems of Tax Refund Anticipation Loans, which is perhaps one of the more clever ways to get into consumer's wallet without all the usual appearances of a ripoff.
If you're a consumer advocate, this free newsletter is for you. It's off to a great start and I strongly recommend you sign up for it. It'll keep you up to date and, best of all, it's free.
You can subscribe by sending an email to ConsumerEnewsletter@ag.state.oh.us or by just telephoning them at 1.877.AG4Ohio.