COVID-19 vaccine scams develop as vaccine rollout progresses

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in new spending habits and more, including unemployment and a vaccine. All three of these have become targets of scammers.

An expert on such scams is Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell, who joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to highlight these scams and warn listeners who may not be aware. Continue reading

Consumers encouraged to participate in National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week is slated for Feb. 28 through March 6. Consumers will be presented with a variety of programming to help protect them from any scams or issues.

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) Public Relations Director Andrew Tinkham discussed why National Consumer Protection Week was created and previewed some of the programming on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Zantac case carries on despite ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

For years, Americans were taking the heartburn medication, Zantac. Only years later would they find out that the medication could harm them, potentially causing cancer.

Kelley and Ferraro attorney Nick DiCioccio joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain how their class action lawsuit began, where it is at now and where they hope it ends up when the dust is settled. Continue reading

Cleveland BBB warns listeners of COVID-19 stimulus and vaccine scams

With the news of the new stimulus package and the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out throughout the country, scammers have expanded their reach to take advantage of people.

Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast discussed various stimulus check scams, a vaccine scam and an advanced fee loan. Continue reading

Ohio lawmakers weigh changes to House Bill 6 despite corruption revelations

After a year of turmoil, arrests and more, there is still work to be done on Ohio House Bill 6 to ensure Ohioans receive a fair shake in any nuclear bailout deal.

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Senior Outreach and Education Program Specialist Andrew Tinkham discussed some updates to Ohio House Bill 6, a recent Ohio Supreme Court win and more on Americas Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Zantac lawsuit slows down as claims continue to be filed virtually

Over the counter medications have been tied to many illnesses and deaths. However, there are people working to gain financial compensation for those affected and their families.

Kelley & Ferraro Attorney Joyce Chambers Reichard joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the class action lawsuit involving Zantac and mesothelioma cases linked to asbestos exposure. Continue reading

Payday lending getting out of control as pandemic causes people to lose source of income

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a presence throughout the country, Americans who have come under financial stress have turned to payday lending after losing their source of income.

Policy Matters Ohio Project Director of Asset Building Kalitha Williams discussed the various types of short term loans, how they affect consumers and what is being done to make these loans more fair on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Cleveland BBB warns of increased holiday scams due to the COVID-19 pandemic

With the holiday season quickly approaching, scammers are becoming more active. It is vital that consumers beware of scams and remain vigilant.

Cleveland Better Business Bureau (BBB) President Sue McConnell discussed some of the current and holiday scams already identified on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

3M is in a legal battle after selling defective PPE to the U.S. military

The U.S. military is one of the world’s best equipped militaries. However, service members nationwide have suffered damages after using ear protection bought from 3M.

Kelly and Ferraro attorney Brian Schall discussed this case and the legal steps being taken to benefit current service members and affected veterans on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Cleveland Better Business Bureau Pres. warns listeners to holiday and COVID-19 scammers

Scammers tend to ramp up their activity around the holidays. Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell educated and informed listeners about some of the scams that are currently finding victims on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading