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Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins issues warning to Ohio residents about dog license scam

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TIFFIN — Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins announced today that she has been notified by another county in the state of a potentially fraudulent website that could be used to scam Ohio residents.

Adkins said she received an e-mail from the Franklin County Auditor’s Office that there is a website reportedly selling dog licenses in Ohio that is fraudulent. The website claims to be for the whole state.

Several details of license requirements are erroneous, and the website does not link to any county, which is how dog licenses always are sold. At least one Ohio resident did provide payment information to the website.

Additional information found on the website shows it was created about a week ago and is hosted out of Florida.

Remember, to purchase a dog license, you must go through your county of residency. There is no way to buy the tag through a state website.

Dog licenses can be purchased at:

Seneca County Auditor’s Office
109 S Washington St Suite 2206
Tiffin, OH 44883
419-447-0692 Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Or online at: www.senecacountyauditor.org

The auditor’s office also is selling dog licenses on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at the Fostoria Learning Center, 342 Perry St. 

Dog owners have the option of purchasing either one-year, three-year or permanent licenses. Fees for licenses will be $15 for one-year, $45 for three-year, and $150 for permanent licenses. Three year and permanent licenses may only be purchased in the auditor’s office.

For more information, contact the Seneca County Auditor’s Office (419) 447-0692.


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