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Attorney General DeWine sues two Northeast Ohio businesses for fraud
Local hearing aid companies scammed senior citizens through credit card accounts
Story by AKILAH PORTER


 
Attorney General Mike DeWine (above). Joseph Boles of American Hearing Centers Network and Jeffrey Jones of Southland Hearing Center are being charged with violating Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act and Telephone Solicitation Sales Act.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing two Northeast Ohio hearing aid businesses for misleading customers and cheating them out of thousands of dollars.

According to DeWine, Joseph Boles of American Hearing Centers Network and Jeffrey Jones of Southland Hearing Center offered free hearing screenings and hearing aids to those who attended their event.

Consumers were told they would only have to purchase batteries and open a credit card account. But once they received their bill, DeWine says they were charged more than expected.

Hear DeWine explain the hearing aid companies' violations

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They opened financing accounts with consumers without consumers’ authorization. They failed to honor consumers’ right to cancel hearing aid sales within 30 days, which is provided by law. They failed to return hearing aids sent to the business for repairs – on and on. Just one problem after another and it has to stop.

 

To help prevents such frauds, DeWine suggests that Ohio consumers research local businesses through his office and Better Business Bureau and to be skeptical of “free” offers.

Neither Boles nor Jones could be reached.

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