The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology (“Board”) has recently received information about telephone scams targeting our licensees. According to the reported information, there have been two forms of scams, both directed toward salons. In one, the caller says that they are calling from the Board about an unpaid fine, and they demand immediate payment over the phone. While certain unpaid fines may be referred to the Ohio Attorney General for collections, and the collection efforts may involve calls, Employees of the Board will never call and demand fine payments over the phone.
In the second version, the caller claims to be an inspector from the Board and says that they are coming to complete an inspection at the salon. The caller then informs the salon that they need to have money available to pay for the inspection. The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology does not charge salons for inspections, and Board inspectors will never ask a salon for money.
If you receive a call like the ones noted above, or any other call from someone claiming to be from the Board and asking for money, please hang up and notify the Board.
The Next Board Meeting of the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology will be held on:
Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Rules Committee Meeting
April 10, 2017 at 1:00p.m.
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Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Tel: (614) 466-3834
Fax: (614) 644-6880