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July 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection investigates consumer complaints. Watch this report, below, for information about a recent investigation in Rockville involving unlicensed tree trimmers:

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June 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Consumer Alert: Drycleaners Eviction (VIDEO)

In this latest Consumer Alert, find out how the Office of Consumer Protection gets involved when a dry cleaning business is evicted.

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May 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Consumer Alert: Affinity Fraud (VIDEO)

In its latest Consumer Alert, the Office of Consumer Protection provides some important information about how to protect yourself from affinity fraud. Investigator Michelle Escobar explains. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Senior Forum Set for April 8th at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Roger Berliner are hosting a free Montgomery County Senior Forum on Friday, April 8 at the Rosborough Cultural Arts Center located at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. A Resource Fair will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a formal program that runs until noon. Discussion topics […]

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April 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Senior Forum and Resource Hosted by Councilmembers Katz and Berliner Fair Planned for April 8

Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Sidney Katz will host a senior resource fair and forum on April 8. The event is focused on educating seniors about consumer protection and will serve as a way to connect residents with resources in the community. Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg will host the event. The resource fair aims to […]

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December 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Eric Friedman Explains New County Towing Law (VIDEO)

The county’s new towing law went into effect earlier this fall. Eric Friedman, Office of Consumer Protection Director, explains the new law in this video. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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October 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Consumer Alert: New Towing Law (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP)  investigates and solves consumer complaints. In this consumer alert, OCP Director Eric Friedman provides important information about towing practices in the county: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Contact Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection by phone at 240.777.3636.

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September 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

A Montgomery County Consumer Alert (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP)  investigates and solves consumer complaints. In this consumer alert, OCP Director Eric Friedman provides important information about a deceptive letter that you may have received: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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July 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Predatory Towing Bill Passes Unanimously (VIDEO)

Predatory towing is the number one consumer complaint in Montgomery County. Over the years hundreds of grievances have been filed with the Office of Consumer Protection. And it’s become enough of an issue that this week the County Council took action to put a stop to it. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County […]

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July 22, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Office of Consumer Protection Shuts Down Deceptive Mail Solicitations

Officials from the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), the Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland (BBB) and U.S. Postal Inspection Service-Washington Division worked together to stop a company from mailing letters that solicited Maryland homeowners to pay a fee to petition a review of their property taxes. According to a news release, the […]

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