Senate District 2
Theresa Gavarone
Gavarone Bill to Help Stop Fraudulent Phone Calls Becomes Law
December 2, 2021

COLUMBUS—Governor DeWine this week signed Senate Bill 54, sponsored by State Senator Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green), creating the offenses of theft for conversion of a telephone number or exchange, and providing misleading caller identification information.

“This is a big step forward in our fight to better safeguard Ohioans from fraud and scams over the phone," said Gavarone. "Thank you to my colleagues for getting this important bill across the finish line and into law." 

The bill will stop criminals from using or repeating a telephone number, exchange, or misleading caller identification information that is not assigned to the person, with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value.

Learn more on this legislation by clicking here.
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