OCP Newsletters

June 22, 2021

Are Spare Tires Required? Not necessarily...

May 25, 2021

Choosing a Landscaper...and not a Woodchuck

March 5, 2021

Confessed Judgment Clauses & Debt Collection

November 2, 2020

The Holidays Bring More Than Festive Times…They Bring Scammers
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August 19, 2020

Radon: Science & The Law

July 24, 2020

Retail Policies During COVID-19

May 26, 2020

Can You Spot a Utility Scam?

May 13, 2020

Emergency Assistance Relief Payments

April 29, 2020

Choosing an e-Payment Method

April 14, 2020

Coronavirus & Travel: Travel Plans During a Pandemic?

March 3, 2020

The Census is Coming... and so are the scam atrists

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August 1, 2019

A Summary of the Equifax Breach and the Global Settlement

July 18, 2019

What Is Greenwashing…And How To Avoid It
Spotting and avoiding false environmental, organic and natural claims in products and services.

February 11, 2019

Choosing a Home Inspector...or How to Inspect the Inspector
Why you should hire an inspector and how to choose the inspector right for you.

December 17, 2018

Porch Pirates and Mail Marauders
What to know about thefts at your door and from your mailbox, and how to protect yourself against this crime.

March 23, 2018

Facebook and Privacy: A Step-by-Step Guide
The OCP provides a pictographic guide on how to review your privacy settings on Facebook.

March 6, 2018

Advertising Fraud: The Role of Bots in Shaping Consumer Choice
Bots and Consumer Choice: Advertising Fraud, Opinion Spam, or Real Experience Review?

December 31, 2017

The OCP’s Year in Review (2017)
A brief snapshot of the OCP’s achievements and accomplishments

November 22, 2016

Office of Consumer Protection Provides Guidance on Financial Security through the Holiday Season
Some helpful tips on how to survive the shopping season with your budget, identity, and financial security intact.

September 15, 2016
Solar Energy and You 
A brief summary of Maryland law, the Montgomery County Solar Co-Op, and the options available in the marketplace.

August 29, 2016
OCP Warns Residents of Flower Branch Apartments of Post-Disaster Scams

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August 25, 2016
WSSC has partnered with HomeServe for Exterior Water Service Line Coverage.  What do you need to know?
Update: Councilmember Tom Hucker questions WSSC on HomeServe program at a Transporation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment Committee hearing (April 21, 2017)
June 24, 2016
A Warning About Phony Inovices
The office of Consumer Protection issues a warning to businesses, non-profits and churches.   Read more ..
June 22, 2016
Avoiding Scams: Information for Recent Immigrants & Refugees
What you need to know to avoid falling prey to scams being faced by immigrants -  Unscrupulous merchants often prey on immigrants due to language barriers, a lack of access to dependable legal advice, and inexperience with local and federal law.  Read more.  
April 16, 2014
Office of Consumer Protection and Montgomery County Police  Provide Fraud Prevention Tips
Identity theft fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, and the Washington, D.C. area is not immune.  The Office of Consumer Protection and Department of Police Financial Crimes Section are jointly providing the following safety tips.  Read More