Cyber Crime

Statewide News
10:49 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Ohio House Votes to Toughen State Cyber Fraud Laws

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The Ohio House has voted to give the state's top law enforcer beefed-up powers to go after online scammers who use sites such as eBay and Craigslist to rip people off.

The bill approved 83-10 yesterday allows the state's attorney general to seek records on phone and Internet activity by suspected cyber fraudsters. Online payment information also could be requested.

The measure passed the state Senate in November. It now returns to the Senate for a final vote.