FOX19's Regina Russo email
Ohio scam complaints were up by 20 percent in 2009 compared to 2008 according to Attorney General Richard Cordray. Collection companies, financial services, topped the list contributed to the high home foreclosure rate. Auto repair shops and car dealers and home contractors were next on the list.
A majority of the Internet and telemarketing complaints came from Hamilton County. $7 million dollars in consumer restitution and other costs were collected in 2009.