Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is joining government agencies and advocacy organizations nationwide to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 3-9, 2013.
For the past 15 years, a broad coalition of consumer advocates have worked together to share tips and information about privacy protection, money and debt management, and recognizing identity theft, frauds and scams. To kick off National Consumer Protection Week, on Tuesday, March 5th, the Montgomery County Council will recognize OCP’s 40 years of outstanding consumer protection service and achievements during a Proclamation Ceremony.
On Wednesday, March 6th, OCP will answer your questions in a Live Discussion from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Residents will be able to chat online with OCP Director Eric Friedman and ask questions about consumer problems facing county residents. OCP will have special guests, Councilmembers Phil Andrews and Valerie Ervin, who will join the event to answer your questions.
OCP will also host a “Light Fair” Open House on Thursday, March 7th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for consumers and merchants alike to meet our consumer, common ownership and business licensing experts. OCP staff will be on hand to assist consumers in obtaining and reviewing a copy of their free credit report. Assistance will be available in English and Spanish. Home improvement, automotive repair, auto sales and leasing, towing, common ownership communities, and other experts will be available throughout this event to answer questions and provide literature. Staff will also be available to discuss volunteer and intern opportunities.
Visit us at montgomerycountymd.gov/consumer or call (240) 777-3636 for additional information on our events.