Ohio AG Goes To Bat For Small Businesses

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Like consumers, small businesses can now turn to the Ohio Attorney General's office for help with bad billing and scams.

Attorney general Richard Cordray on Tuesday announced the official launch of a new initiative to offer protection to Ohio businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

Cordray says a test since July has fielded more than 500 complaints from small businesses and nonprofit organizations and has recovered or saved them more than $60,000.

For example, he says his office helped a Columbus auto repair company get off the hook for an unauthorized online advertising charge of nearly $850.

In a statement, Ohio executive director Roger Geiger of the National Federation of Independent Business says his members appreciate the support.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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