Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection

February 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Consumer Alert About Online Scams (VIDEO)

The latest Consumer Alert from the Office of Consumer Protection is about online scams. Watch the alert, below:

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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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October 8, 2014 | Aline Barros

County Officials Met with Chinese Delegation to Talk About Fraud Prevention

Officials from the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection met with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce delegation on Oct. 7 to learn about the regulations in which businesses operate in the U.S. During the meeting, Eric Friedman, director of the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection, shared with the Chinese delegation how the office handle complaints, and […]

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January 31, 2014 | Staff Writer

Be Cautious When Returning Missed Calls

The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is warning consumers to not automatically return a missed cell phone call. Consumers should hesitate before calling an unknown number on their cell phones. Scammers are luring local cell phone users to return their call by hanging up before a consumer answers the call. Cell phone users, believing that […]

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