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Ohioans, Protect Your Money: Financial Fraud & Identify Theft by the Numbers

Financial fraud and identity theft continues to be a pressing issue for consumers across the country and here in Ohio. In this episode, we break down the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Sentinel Network Report, revealing the shocking reality that consumers nationwide lost an alarming $10 billion to fraud in 2023. Ohio ranked 26th in the country, with $154 million in losses to Ohioans last year. The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Financial Institutions Office of Consumer Affairs Program Administrator, Viktoria Jurkovic, sheds light on these alarming trends and provides consumers, like you, with the resources and tools essential in making smart financial decisions. Check out some of our free consumer resources by visiting