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Attorney General Frosh calls on federal regulators to act on child car seat safety

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a 17-state coalition calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to take stronger measures to protect children while traveling in car seats. NHTSA is the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that regulates child car seats. In a letter sent to NHTSA and the Department of …


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Attorney General Frosh joins lawsuit against Google for antitrust law violations

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 37 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Google alleging exclusionary conduct relating to the Google Play Store for Android mobile devices and Google Billing. The lawsuit is the newest legal action against the tech giant, claiming illegal, anticompetitive, and unfair business practices. The States accuse Google …


Attorney General Frosh announces settlement with tax debt relief company

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced his Consumer protection Division has reached a settlement with California-based National Tax Experts, Inc. and Patrick Oakes, the company’s owner. The settlement provides restitution to Maryland consumers, imposes civil penalties, and permanently bans the company from providing tax debt relief services to Maryland consumers The Division alleged in its Statement …

Consumer Alert: Telephone scammers are spoofing local hospitals and public utilities to steal personal information, threatening to terminate Medicare benefits

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland’s Consumer Protection Division is warning residents that scammers are “spoofing” local hospital and public utility phone numbers in an attempt to steal personal and medical information, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Social Security numbers, over the phone. Some of the scammers are threatening to terminate Medicare benefits unless the call recipient provides personal information over the phone. Because …

Maryland Attorney General’s Office warns of Publishers Clearing House award letter scam

BALTIMORE, MD—The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is warning Maryland residents of a fraudulent “Publishers Clearing House” (PCH) letter that claims the recipient has won an award of a million dollars, or more, from a random drawing of a serial number called the 2021 Mega Prize Payout. The letter claims that the recipient has been approved for a lump sum …

Attorney General Frosh, Environment Secretary Grumbles announce settlement with Home Free Lead Inspections

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles on Monday announced a settlement with Home Free Lead Inspections, LLC (Home Free) and two of its inspectors, Charles Gillis and David Gillis. The settlement resolves allegations that Home Free and the two inspectors failed to properly perform lead-based paint inspections, issued lead-free inspection certificates for properties …

Attorney General Frosh announces $188.6 million settlement with Boston Scientific Corp. over deceptive marketing practices

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced a multistate settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing of its surgical mesh products for women. The settlement requires Boston Scientific to pay $188.6 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that it deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices. Maryland’s share …

Attorney General Frosh to host COVID-19 scam virtual forum

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will host a virtual consumer protection forum with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen on Friday, March 5th (today). Attorney General Frosh and Senator Van Hollen will discuss common COVID-19 related scams. They will also be answering questions from Marylanders and providing details on ways consumers can identify and protect themselves from scams. The …