November 12, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cuidado con las Estafas que Comienzan en Redes Sociales

La Oficina de Protección al Consumidor del Condado de Montgomery (OCP) advierte a los usuarios sobre los estafadores que se están aprovechando de las personas que están ahora más conectadas que antes, y por ende pasan más tiempos en redes sociales, plataforma de uso fácil para los engaños, según OCP. En los primeros seis meses […]

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April 3, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Reportan Fraudes sobre Tratamientos, Pruebas y Vacunas de Coronavirus

Lorena Bailey investigadora de la Oficina de Protección al Consumidor del Condado de Montgomery advirtió a los consumidores, a través de una entrevista telefónica para MyMCMedia, sobre las estafas que ya se han presentado relacionadas a la crisis de salud COVID-19. Bailey explica cuáles son las estafas más comunes, las señales que indican que puede […]

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March 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 8. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Consumer Protection Week: Staff from the Office of Consumer Protection will be at the Gaithersburg Library from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Stop by to learn about the OCP’s tools and resources to help residents avoid scams, identity theft […]

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January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cold Weather Means More PEPCO Phone Scams

As the weather gets colder, phone scammers are using it to their advantage. According to Montgomery County Consumer Protection, we should “expect an uptick in PEPCO phone scams threatening to shut off [our] power.” The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has been alerted of energy scams like these. On OCP’s website, they say that county residents have […]

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March 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Office of Consumer Protection Launches New Program for non-English Speaking Residents

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer (OCP) Protections launched a new program for non-English speaking residents who have consumer protection questions, according to a news release. Volunteers who are fluent in Chinese, Korean and French will work each week to facilitate communication with OCP investigators. OCP currently has staff who are bilingual in Spanish, who are […]

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March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Office of Community Partnerships Announces Launch of New FAQ Guide for Immigration Updates

With the increase in questions from Montgomery County residents regarding immigration, Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) Director Bruce Adams, announced the launch of a new immigration FAQ guide. The new FAQ guide is designed to point residents in the right direction and suggests resources available countywide, according to a news release. “It is […]

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February 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Have You Seen This Box? Then OCP Wants to Hear From You

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is launching a campaign to warn consumers and retail businesses about so-called donation boxes on display in some retail stores and restaurants. These boxes typically post a photograph of a pet or a child, accept cash payments, and offer candy in return. Many businesses in Montgomery County […]

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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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November 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert: Holiday Shopping Tips (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection has some important advice for holiday shoppers this season. Find out more in this Consumer Alert video, below:

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June 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

A New Way to File Consumer Complaints in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Montgomery County residents can now file consumer complaints electronically. This new, online system makes it easier for consumers to request that the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) investigate and hopefully resolve disputes regarding most consumer transactions. At the same time, OCP is relaunching its 24-hour “tip” line to facilitate receiving anonymous tips, suggestions, comments, and/or […]

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