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Office of Consumer Protection Co-sponsors Multi-agency Forum to kick-off National Consumer Protection Week

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is co-hosting a public forum with Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh titled, “Protecting Your Consumer Rights: What You Need to Know.” The forum will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethesda–Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway in Bethesda. 


OCP has been ensuring integrity in our marketplace for more than four decades,” said OCP Director Eric Friedman. “We are honored to collaborate with consumer champions Sen. Van Hollen and Attorney General Frosh and other regulatory agencies to share valuable information with concerned residents. It’s a great way to kick-off National Consumer Protection Week which runs March 4-10.”


Representatives from Federal, State and County agencies and consumer organizations will participate in the forum to provide information.  In addition to OCP, exhibitors include:


  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
  • Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development 
  • Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Maryland Insurance Administration
  • Maryland Legal Aid
  • Maryland Office of the Comptroller
  • Montgomery County Police Department
  • Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Office of Landlord – Tenant Affairs
  • Guidewell Financial Solutions
  • CHECKBOOK Magazine
  • AARP of Maryland.

Van Hollen and Frosh will provide updates from Capitol Hill and the State of Maryland and take questions from the audience.  Forum attendees will have an opportunity to talk to experts and gather information from the exhibitors.


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The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) investigates thousands of complaints each year involving new home purchases, home improvements, credit issues, automotive sales and repairs, retail sales, Internet services and most other consumer transactions. OCP provides pre-purchase information to consumers and speakers to the community on consumer issues.


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Release ID: 18-458
Media Contact: Brian Roberts 240-777-6507