Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohioans Lose About $2M To Sweepstakes Scams
The state attorney general says sweepstakes scams cost Ohioans about $2 million last year as gauged by complaints to his office’s consumer protection section.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a release Thursday that the section logged about 1,500 complaints about sweepstakes and prizes schemes. He says his office is seeking stronger tools to go after people and companies conducting those types of scams and others. The office also is working with law enforcement to increase prosecutions.
DeWine says sweepstakes or prizes made up the eighth most common source of consumer complaints on a 2011 top-10 list.
The No. 1 complaint category was motorized vehicles, followed by collections, credit reporting or financial services in second place. Internet or phone complaints ranked third.