Office of Consumer Protection

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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July 4, 2015 | Staff Writer

Council Legislation to Prevent Predatory Towing (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is considering legislation to prevent predatory towing sponsored by Councilmember Roger Berliner. Here is an update from Susan Kenedy: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Read more about Bill 17-15 at the Council website here.

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June 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 15, in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a steamy one and there are some showers in the forecast today. Here are five more things to know today, June 15th, in Montgomery County: 1. Last Day of School: You may see a lot of smiling kids today. That’s because today is the official last day of school for Montgomery […]

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June 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Warns Homeowners about Scam

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. According to county officials, the direct mail solicitation gives the false appearance that it is from a state or local government […]

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May 27, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Common Ownership Community Collection Lawsuits Forum

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and the Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) will host an informational session about condominium and homeowners association lawsuits regarding the collection of dues and fees on Wednesday, June 10 from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. The Honorable Eugene […]

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June 16, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Berliner on WSSC Billing Practices

Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner, who chairs the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, today made the following statement regarding a report on billing practices and the billing dispute resolution process of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). The complete text of Councilmember Berliner’s statement is below: “Following a deluge of constituent complaints regarding […]

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February 28, 2014 | Staff Writer

Meet John Creel (Video)

Retirement to many folks means time to kick back and relax. For others it can be a time to accomplish new things. After 29 years John Creel say goodbye to his job as an investigator for the Montgomery County Department of Consumer Protection. But as Susan Kenedy found out, he is far from calling it […]

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September 26, 2013 | Staff Writer

A Consumer Hero (Video)

Meet a consumer hero and local volunteer who has earned national recognition. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 16, 2013 | Staff Writer

County Warning Residents About Electricity Scams (Video)

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection is warning residents about electricity scams. Jose Rosado from the Office of Consumer Protection encourages residents to beware of this type of scam. Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Please contact the Office of Consumer Protection at 240.777.3636 […]

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July 15, 2013 | Staff Writer

Immigration Fraud Alert (Video)

Montgomery county is alerting residents about the possibility of immigration fraud in the area. County Cable Montgomery’s Julie Rios Little reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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