The money will go to a veterans’ charity with a mission that matches what Healing Heroes Network, Inc. was claiming to do, according to Yost.
Florida, Oregon, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, California, Virginia and Washington joined Ohio in the settlement.
Yost reminded those making charitable donations to always ask for the charity’s name and website, see how much of the money raised supports the cause and what types of programs the charity runs.
Donors should avoid paying with cash, gift cards or wire transfers because they are difficult to track and recover. Credit cards typically are more secure and traceable.