Parents in Ohio who are expected to contribute to the financial care and upkeep of their children should be aware of a recently uncovered scam. Two individuals have been arrested for their involvement in an operation aimed at stealing money from parents, and ultimately, from the children that were intended to benefit from child support payments. The story serves as a cautionary tale for all parents who make or receive child support.
The two men opened multiple businesses that promised to aid parents in the collection of unpaid child support. When a custodial parent contacted the businesses, they were urged to provide a great deal of information about the other parent. The men then began contacting the non-custodial parent to attempt to collect the outstanding child support payments. Some individuals received threats that they could lose their job, have their driving provilege revoked or even go to jail if they did not pay.