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Consumer Protection Division News Releases

2003
12/19/03 Household settlement restitution checks going out to thousands of Maryland consumers
12/17/03 Curran's office files charges against 17 health clubs
12/15/03 Attorney General's Office settles with company over "upselling" of pre-paid legal services plans
12/10/03 Curran goes back to school to unveil Office's teen consumer web pages
12/04/03 Consumers can check registration, bond status of health clubs on Attorney General's Web site
12/03/03 Online cigarette seller to cease Maryland sales and pay $61,000 in settlement with Curran's office
12/02/03 Company selling surety bonds to renters charged with violating Consumer Protection Act
11/18/03 Owners of Cecil County mobile home park charged with illegal fees and security deposit violation
11/05/03 Attorney General's Office settles with household goods mover
10/29/03 Millersville propane gas supplier settles with Attorney General's Office
10/20/03 Attorney General's office settles with company that promised discounted health benefits
10/07/03 Consumer Protection Division upholds denial of home builder's registration
09/18/03 Attorney General: Consumers should be wary of storm-related scams
09/16/03 Attorney General's Office accepting complaints from members of closed Cecil County health club
08/27/03 Curran's office settles with 18-year-old Internet auction seller who didn't deliver video game systems
08/25/03 Consumer alert: contest entry forms at fairs and festivals may lead to more than a free vacation
08/20/03 Attorney General alerts consumers to e-mail scam
08/18/03 Attorney General's Office accepting complaints from members of closed Edgewood fitness club
08/06/03 Consumer advisory: Pitfalls of long-term contracts for services
07/31/03 Easton home builder denied registration renewal, enters settlement
07/24/03 Curran announces settlement with Sears over plumbing service
07/11/03 Attorney General warns of new e-mail scam promising lottery winnings
06/24/03 Curran's office charges online company with selling cigarettes to minors
06/23/03 Attorney General's Office reaches agreement with five health clubs and karate schools
06/23/03 Curran warns of fraudulent e-mail
05/20/03 Attorney General's Office settles with hearing aid sellers who failed to pay consumers refunds
05/16/03 Attorney General warns consumers about home repair scams
05/15/03 Attorney General's office reaches agreement with Columbia self-defense school
05/14/03 Elkton health club ordered to stop taking customer payments until it complies with Health Club Law
04/30/03

Curran issues cease and desist order to Internet auction seller

04/30/03 Curran's office files charges against six health clubs and self-defense schools
04/24/03 Curran announces settlement with HandR Block
04/22/03 Baltimore health club fined for not complying with Health Club Law
04/22/03 Chevy Chase health club ordered to stop taking customer payments until it posts security
04/10/03 Cockeysville karate school ordered to comply with law protecting customers' payments
04/07/03 Consumer Protection Division issues cease and desist order against home builder
03/25/03 Columbia self-defense school ordered to stop accepting payments until it posts security
03/14/03 Consumers find cell phone mistakes easy to make - and expensive
02/05/03 Bankrupt home builder agrees to make restitution to consumers whose homes weren't completed
02/03/03 Attorney General Curran offers consumers advice on "information security"
01/28/03 Curran charges Baltimore rental listings company with violating Consumer Protection Act
01/28/03 Attorney General's Office settles with Md. Internet auction seller who didn't deliver computers
01/16/03 Consumer advisory: Rent-to-own is an expensive way to buy
01/09/03 Attorneys General announce settlement with CVS Pharmacies over "partial-fill" prescription practices
01/07/03 AG's Office reaches agreement with Merchant's Tire and Auto over allegations that consumers didn't get purchased parts or services
01/06/03 Attorneys General announce settlement with Pfizer over Zithromax advertising
 

 

 

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