Business, Crime

BGE, Attorney General team up to warn customers of holiday scams

BALTIMORE, MD—With the holiday season quickly approaching, BGE is reminding customers to always be on alert for potential payment scams targeting utility customers. Scams occur throughout the year, but the company has seen an increase in scam reports during the holiday season. With holiday shopping and family gatherings planned, scammers are using the holiday season to trick utility customers into …


Business, Crime

Attorney General warns Marylanders about ‘winning’ lottery letter scam

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s Consumer Protection Division warned consumers on Monday of a lottery mail scam targeting local residents. The scam letter claims the recipient has won the Mega Millions International Lottery 2019 Draw and includes a counterfeit reproduction of the Maryland Mega Millions logo. The sender of the letter has no affiliation with the Mega Millions …


Frosh sues unlicensed home improvement contractor who did work in Harford County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Thursday that the Consumer Protection Division had filed charges against home improvement contractor John Eberl for allegedly taking money from consumers for home improvement projects, but failing to provide the work or refund the money. The Division also alleged that Eberls’ offer and sale of the home improvement services without a …

Frosh announces charges against Event Ticket Sales LLC, Guinio Volpone for deceptive marketing practices

UPDATE: A settlement has been reached in this case. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Thursday that the Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against Event Ticket Sales, LLC and Guinio Volpone for violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act and Maryland’s Interference With Internet Ticket Sales law. Event Ticket Sales and Volpone …