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Maryland Lottery, MDH provide tips to avoid VaxCash scams

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Lottery and the Maryland Department of Healthare providing tips to help Marylanders avoid scams that may arise in connection with the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion. Announced on May 20 by Governor Larry Hogan, VaxCash is awarding $2 million in cash prizes to 41 Marylanders — 18 years of age or older — who have received at least …


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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 announces $85 million settlement with Honda over airbag defects

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced a more than $85 million multistate settlement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. over allegations Honda concealed safety issues related to defects in the frontal airbag systems installed in certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the United States. The systems were designed and …

Harford County home builder ordered to pay more than $700,000 for violating consumer protection laws

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Tuesday that the state’s Consumer Protection Division issued a Final Order finding that Clark P. Turner and Clark Turner Homes, LLC, of Harford County, violated Maryland’s Consumer Protection Act, New Home Deposits Act, and Custom Home Protection Act. The Order requires Turner and Clark Turner Homes to pay more than $559,000 …

Attorney General Frosh announces charges against Cricket Wireless and AT&T for deceptive marketing practices

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Monday that his Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against Cricket Wireless, LLC and AT&T, Inc. for violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act. Among other charges, Cricket and AT&T failed to inform consumers that the cell phones they purchased would no longer work when Cricket switched cell phone networks after …

Attorney General: Reopened dental practices may be violating Consumer Protection Act by charging for enhanced infection controls

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday alerted consumers to surcharges by some dental providers that could violate the Consumer Protection Act. Dentists may once again provide elective and non-urgent care if they comply with the Secretary of Health’s May 6, 2020 Order requiring enhanced infection controls, but some providers may be improperly imposing additional fees. “Consumers have …