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Consumer Protection Division News Releases

12/31/02 Agreement curbs deceptive telemarketing appeals to First USA Bank customers
12/19/02 Attorney General announces agreement with BP Amoco to curb tobacco sales to minors
12/17/02 Maryland settles with Household Finance, Md. consumers to receive over $12.8 million
12/10/02 Howard County moving company reaches settlement with Attorney General's Office
12/04/02 Attorney General offers advice for online holiday shoppers
10/28/02 Buying a used car? Tips for getting a good one
10/25/02 Attorney General's Office orders "flipping" conspirators to pay millions for restitution and penalties
10/23/02 Boonsboro propane gas supplier reaches settlement with Attorney General's Office
10/11/02 Curran announces $484 million multistate settlement with Household Finance; Maryland to receive more than $10 million
10/08/02 New law gives consumers more protection in disputes with moving companies
10/04/02 Furniture retailer reaches settlement with Consumer Protection Division over advertising
09/23/02 Consumer Protection Division issues cease and desist order against Virginia home builder
09/23/02 Drowning in debt? Choose a debt repayment plan carefully
08/15/02 Court affirms order to two companies to stop making sham "sale-leaseback" loans
08/13/02 Attorney General Curran announces agreement with ExxonMobil to curb tobacco sales to minors
07/22/02 Attorney General files brief to ensure ATandT complies with state consumer laws
07/11/02 Attorney General Curran warns homeowners about predatory home equity lending
07/09/02 Property management company reaches settlement with Attorney General's Office
07/05/02 Curran orders Kent furniture builder to refund customers' money
07/03/02 Consumers: Beware telephone scam touting phony class action award
06/25/02 Attorney General Curran orders medical supply company to cease violating the Maryland Consumer Protection Act
06/21/02 Supreme Court decision upholds consumers' right to external review of HMO decisions
06/10/02 Curran's office files charges against nine health clubs
06/6/02 Consumer Protection Division issues cease and desist order against Eastern Shore builder
05/29/02 Consumer Protection Division orders $100,000 penalty against unregistered builder, and restitution for uncompleted home
05/22/02 As summer driving season approaches, Attorney General Curran launches "Safe Trip" campaign
05/13/02 Curran orders Anne Arundel marine construction contractor to refund customers' payments
05/06/02 Attorney General: Cecil County consumers should be wary of tornado-related scams
04/30/02 Attorney General: Consumers should be wary of tornado-related scams, representative of the AG will be in Waldorf to assist consumers
04/25/02 Attorney General's Office accepting complaints from members of two closed health clubs
04/24/02 Curran orders credit repair business to cease deceptive and illegal practices
04/23/02 Don't get taken by an e-mail scam, Attorney General warns consumers
04/18/02 Garrett County mobile home park owner agrees to let residents remain through April 2003
04/11/02 Court affirms order requiring aloe company to cease miracle cure claims, pay restitution and $3.7 million penalty
04/09/02 Curran orders Prince George's County company to cease unfair and deceptive trade practices
03/15/02 Hecht's agrees to refrain from unfair debt collection practices
03/01/02 Curran orders Nevada health product retailer to cease sending false medical recall notices
03/01/02 Attorney General Curran advises consumers: "Don't get burned when a store goes out of business"
02/28/02 Agreement curbs deceptive telemarketing appeals to Citibank customers
02/27/02 Unregistered home builder charged with multiple violations
02/21/02 Long distance carriers agree to disclose extra costs and fees to consumers
02/11/02 Attorney General warns consumers about "black inheritance tax refund" scam
02/04/02 Safeguarding privacy is theme of National Consumer Protection Week
02/04/02 Attorney General warns consumers to be wary of advance-fee loan scams
01/30/02 Attorney General lists top consumer complaints of 2001

Credit repair company penalized $164,500 for illegal practices

01/09/02 Bridgestone/Firestone tire restitution notices in the mail



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