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Consumer Protection Division News Releases

12/18/01 Attorney General offers advice for online holiday shoppers
12/17/01 Attorney General files motion to prevent bankrupt company from selling customer information
12/13/01 Amazon.com agrees to protect privacy of former Egghead.com customers
12/06/01 Curran orders company to cease offering phony foreclosure prevention services
11/29/01 Beware of advance-fee credit card offers
11/08/01 Attorneys General announce $51.5 million national settlement with Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.
11/07/01 Curran orders two companies to stop making sham "sale-leaseback" loans, pay restitution
11/06/01 Attorney General advises consumers to consider "zero percent financing" offers carefully
11/06/01 Curran gives advice to consumers worried about late bill payments due to postal delays
11/02/01 Service contracts not always a good deal, Attorney General advises
10/26/01 Attorney General Curran warns consumers about possible Cipro risks and scams
10/24/01 Buying clubs to pay $8.3 million restitution to consumers
10/05/01 Prince George's County home builder first to be charged under new law
10/01/01 Curran hosts town hall meeting on flipping and predatory lending
09/24/01 Attorney General warns of risks in Internet auctions
09/18/01 Curran warns of charity scams
09/13/01 Attorney General Curran and Governor warn against gasoline price-gouging
09/07/01 Attorney General Curran to testify Monday at Senate hearing on dietary supplements
08/10/01 Attorney General tells consumers: Don't swallow all dietary supplement and herbal remedy claims
08/07/01 Five moving companies agree to disclose all terms, stop collecting for insurance not purchased
08/01/01 Curran: Consumers can opt-out of sharing of information by their banks, financial institutions
07/31/01 Curran charges credit repair company with unfair and deceptive trade practices
07/31/01 Curran says FCC rule change should make comparing long distrance plans easier
07/12/01 At a time of high energy costs, Curran reminds consumers of benefits of energy-saving appliances
06/26/01 Maryland, 25 other states reach unprecedented $34 million settlement with Publishers Clearing House
05/16/01 Curran joins Texas and Delaware in fight to prevent eToys from selling customer data
05/07/01 Problem with a business? Attorney General tells how to get results through complaining
04/10/01 Attorney General Curran orders British companies to stop sending unsolicited faxes
03/30/01 Attorney General Curran charges company for allegedly failing to supply medical equipment
03/28/01 Lose weight fast? Save your money, Attorney General Curran advises
03/09/01 Baltimore County Judge affirms order requiring aloe company "T-Up" to cease making miracle cure claims and to pay restitution and a $3.7 million penalty
02/20/01 Curran to testify on behalf of consumer bill that would protect online privacy
02/06/01 Attorney General Curran, Postal Inspector Rowan alert public to predatory lenders and loan scams
01/31/01 Curran's office, 47 other states reach consumer privacy agreement with Toysmart
01/26/01 Internet service provider agrees to provide restitution to consumers
01/25/01 Curran brokers deal with Howard mobile home parks, ousted residents have a year to relocate
01/25/01 Curran orders Internet shopping mall to cease business, alleges "ECB4U" is pyramid scheme
01/17/01 College students should watch out for spring break rip-offs
01/10/01 Curran offers Ravens fans advice on purchasing travel packages
01/03/01 Curran: consumers to receive sweepstakes refund claim forms



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