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For Immediate Release
February 06, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

CURRAN KICKS-OFF NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK
AG to Highlight Consumer Issues February 5-11

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. reminds all Maryland citizens that today is the start of National Consumer Protection Week, and that his office will use this week to spotlight important information of which consumers need to be aware. If there are consumer questions or consumer-related stories the media would like assistance with, Attorney General Curran will be available all week.

Attorney General Curran’s Consumer Protection Division received 12,124 complaints from Maryland residents in 2005 and through its mediation efforts helped those residents obtain $ 3,539,702.99 in financial relief. However, Curran’s Consumer Protection Division does more than just mediate complaints, it also registers home builders and health clubs and offers all kinds of free consumer educational information. To see for yourself go to www.oag.state.md.us and click on Consumer Protection.

For the next four days Attorney General Curran will author a series of press releases aimed at Consumer Protection issues this office believes Maryland consumers are highly interested in at this time:

  • Tuesday, February 7th— Our Health Advocacy Unit, how it can help you
  • Wednesday, February 8th— Identity Theft, (Report Released and noon Press Conference)
  • Thursday, February 9th— Consumer Advice–avoiding problems in the marketplace
  • Friday, February 10th— Consumer Advice – resolving problem when they arise

Once again AG Curran would like to remind all Marylanders to visit his website and take advantage of the vast array of information and services available on this web site.

   

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