Dr. Julie Heath

University of Cincinnati

225 Calhoun St. #370

Cincinnati, Oh 45219

Phone # 513-556-1653


Dr. Betsy Hedler

The Ohio History Connection

800 East 17th Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43211

Phone # 614-297-2538

Email: OhioCEE@gmail.com


Announcing the 2014 Take Action Winners

In January 2015, the Top 10 finalists will be notified and must submit the following materials within fourteen (14) days of being notified:

Video mailed in DVD format on a DVD.

Application Form – The contestant(s) and advisor(s) of the video must sign the Application Form.   

Photo/Video Release Form – Each individual who appears in the video must sign the Photo/Video Release Form. If an individual is under 18 years of age, a parent/legal guardian must sign the form.

Trademark/Copyright Form – The contestant(s) and advisor(s) of the video must sign the Trademark/Copyright Form.

Please note: Only the Top 10 finalists are required to submit these forms, which will be provided upon being informed of being in the Top 10. Contact Lindsey Wilson to view these forms prior to submission at any point in time.

The top three winning individuals or teams will receive the following prizes:

  1. First place: $2,500 scholarship
  2. Second place: $1,500 scholarship
  3. Third place: $1,000 scholarship

If a team wins, scholarship prizes will be divided equally among the individuals. All prizes are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office with or without notice.


Video Topics and Descriptions

Identity theft

Identity theft occurs when someone obtains and uses your personal information such as a credit card number, bank account number, or Social Security number without your permission to commit a fraud. To avoid identity theft, consumers should obtain free credit reports from www.annualcreditreport.com; use complex passwords; shred important documents before disposing; and use secure websites when shopping or banking online. Victims of identity theft should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Identity Theft Unit for more information.

Cybersecurity privacy and safety

Consumers of all ages use computers, mobile phones, and tablets to connect online. In order to stay safe, consumers should understand how to maintain privacy and security online. To do this, consumers should use privacy settings (such as encryption and firewalls); use various privacy tools, especially on social media; understand the importance of strong passwords, and limit information shared with others online. Consumers should also understand how to maintain safety online by protecting their computers against malware. For more information, visit stopthinkconnect.org. 

Online marketplace scams

Many online marketplace scams are designed to steal identities or money. When selling something online and a check is received for more than the asking price, it is likely a scam. When purchasing something online, don’t send payment before you are sure it’s not a scam. Don’t wire-transfer money to a stranger. It’s always best to shop locally in online market places, meet the person in a public area, and bring someone with you.

Business or government imposter scams

Scammers often use “spoofing” technology to disguise the number that appears on caller ID. For example, a consumer may receive a call from a “business” or “government agency,” requesting personal information to “verify” an account. Since the consumer’s caller ID lists the name and/or phone number of the business or government agency, the request may seem legitimate. In reality, these entities will never contact consumers unexpectedly and request personal information. Consumers that receive a similar phone call should hang up immediately.

© 2015 Ohio Council on Economic Education