Articles Posted by

Public Records Fees

EFFECTIVE 7/1/2017 In compliance with the City of Lorain Public Records Polcy, begiinning July 1, 2017 those seeking public records will be charged only the actual cost of making copies. Section 3.1  The charge for paper copies is 5 cents[...]

read more

Fraudulent Auto Sale Listing on Facebook/eBay

On March 10, 2017, a resident reported that she was scammed out of $2,300 when she attempted to purchase a car online.  The victim found a car for sale listed on a “Facebook Garage Sales” page.  The seller claimed to[...]

read more

Walmart Gift Card As Payment for Ebay/Craigslist Posting

On March 12, 2017, we received a complaint from a citizen who fell prey to a fraudulent auto sale listing.  The victim found a 2004 Acura MDX for sale on Craigslist. The posting advertised that the vehicle was for sale[...]

read more

Publishers Clearing House Scam

On December 11, 2016, a citizen reported that she fell victim to a scam in which the suspects claimed that she won both the Publishers Clearing House and Reader’s Digest sweepstakes.  Multiple callers called her on multiple times and advised[...]

read more

Scammer claims loved one in jail needs Target gift cards

On December 1, 2016, we received a complaint from an elderly resident who fell prey to the same scam we alerted our residents to on November 4, 2016.  A woman received a call from a man claiming to be her[...]

read more

Scammer claims to be loved one in jail

On November 3, 2016, we received a complaint from an elderly resident regarding a “family emergency scam” he fell prey to.  The citizen reported that he received a call from an unfamiliar number in which the caller claimed to be[...]

read more

Debt collector threatens police action over nonexistent debts

On November 1, 2016, we received a complaint from a citizen regarding an aggressive debt collector using illegal methods to collect a nonexistent debt.  The citizen reported that a debt collector threatened to have felony charges pressed against her if[...]

read more