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Office of Consumer Protection

 

Press Releases 

Press Contact:  Eric Friedman, Director
240.777.3636
consumerprotection@montgomerycountymd.gov
 


May31,  2017

Office of Consumer Protection Intervenes to Recover and Distribute Clothing Left at Evicted Drycleaners

February 2,  2017
County Warns Consumers and Businesses About Lost Pet and Lost Child “Donation” Boxes in Stores  

November 10,  2016
Office of Consumer Protection Helps to Recover and Distribute Clothing Left at Evicted Drycleaners

November 7,  2016

Verizon Telephone Service Copper to Fiber Transition: What Maryland Consumers Need to Know
The Mayland Office of People’s Counsel advises Maryland consumers on the proposed transition.

May 17,  2016

Office of Consumer Protection Intervenes to Recover and Distribute Clothing Left at Evicted Drycleaners

Consumers who dropped off clothing at Super Cleaners, 12009 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, may be able to reclaim their items even though the store has closed and the owners have been evicted from the site.  Read more..
May 16,  2016
Office of Consumer Protection Offers Mediation Services for Businesses
Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is offering expert mediation services to businesses to help resolve a variety of disputes.

In conjunction with County Executive Ike Leggett's "C ulture of Solutions" initiative, expert mediation services currently used to resolve consumer and common ownership community disputes are now being extended and made available to businesses in Montgomery County for free.  Read more..
May 6,  2016
Office of Consumer Protection Collaborates with State to Take Action Against Merchant Who Failed to Deliver Wedding Videos
Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has received over 35 complaints from newlyweds alleging that they paid a local wedding video business $2,000 to $14,000 for videography services and have waited between one to two years without receiving their wedding videos.  Read the news release here.  
June 16,  2015
County Executive Offers Recommendation to Enhance Pending Legislation to Curb Overly Aggressive Towing
OCP Director Eric Friedman encourages consumers to submit written testimony to support the County Executive's recommendations to stop overly aggressive and "predatory" towing.  Written testimony can be submitted to the County Council via email to:  county.council@montgomerycountymd.gov .  The deadline for submitting written testimony is Wednesday, June 24, 2015 no later than 5:00 p.m.  For information regarding the County Executive's recommendations, please read the news release  here.
June 12,  2015
OCP Warns Property Owners About Deceptive Letter Soliciting Payment to Reduce Property Tax Bill
Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is warning property owners not to be fooled by a  deceptive letter which encourages consumers to pay $99 to petition to have their property tax assessment reviewed.   Read More
January 21,  2015
Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Protection Featured on NBC Today Show
Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Protection was featured today in a consumer report on the NBC "Today Show" alerting consumers to the nationwide problem created  by certain towing practices.   Read More
December 15,  2014
Office of Consumer Protection Advises Consumers to Choose Charities Wisely & Donate Carefully
The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection warns County residents to be cautious when donating to charities and other causes.  Our community has stepped up to raise money and needed items for the families affected by the recent tragedy in our county.  It is imperative to remember that scammers often use tragedies to take advantage of people...  Read More

 

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