The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs can help if you:
Our Consumer Protection Division mediates consumer complaints against businesses; lets consumers and business owners know about consumer protection laws; issues alerts about unfair sales tactics and scams; and helps consumers find information they need to shore up their finances.
Our Weights and Measures Division protects consumers by inspecting weights and measures throughout the county to make sure they’re accurate. Look for current Cuyahoga County Weights and Measures seals on gas pumps, scales used in sales, and timed devices including Laundromat dryers and air dispensers. In addition to sealing scales, the division periodically conducts sweeps to check sales prices or packaging.
(Updated 3/9/21) Scammers have exploited state unemployment insurance programs nationwide by filing for benefits using stolen names and Social Security numbers. (Employer Information Here)
Need extra help? Cuyahoga County residents can call Scam Squad at 216-443-SCAM (7226) to speak to an investigator.
Scam Squad is a multiagency task force organized by the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs. Our members are committed to combatting fraud and assisting scam victims.
3/19/2021 - Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Warn Residents of Two Coronavirus Related Scams
1/4/2021 - Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs Warns Residents of Federal Stimulus Payment Scams
11/24/2020 - Hassle-free Holiday Shopping
9/4/2020 - County Warns Consumers of Utility Disconnection Scams
8/4/2020 - County Weights and Measures Inspectors Conduct Sweep of Propane Tanks Sold at Stores Across Cuyahoga County
4/13/2020 - COVID-19: Protect Yourself from Work-From-Home Scams
3/25/2020 - County Warns Residents of Online COVID-19 and Government Stimulus Check Scams
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