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Maryland Attorney General’s Office offers tips on avoiding door-to-door sales scams

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is offering tips to help residents avoid common door-to-door sales scams. Door-to-door scams have been around for years. Scammers may disguise themselves as legitimate salespeople, but they have one goal – to trick consumers. They want to pressure people into providing personal information or purchasing goods or services that they do not want or …


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Attorney General Brown announces charges against Maryland home improvement contractor

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has announced that the Consumer Protection Division (CPD) has filed charges against Optimum Construction, Inc. and its owner, Amr (Omar) Elrahimy. The charges allege that Optimum Construction took large deposits from consumers for home improvement services, such as kitchen and bath renovations or repairs, but failed to provide the promised goods and services. …


Attorney General Frosh announces charges against Baltimore home improvement contractor

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney Brian E. Frosh on Thursday announced that the Consumer Protection Division filed charges against Phoenix Home Remodeling Group, LLC and three of its officers – Kimberly Kagen, Andrew Avramidis, and Rockford Hawkins (Phoenix Remodeling). The charges allege that Phoenix Remodeling took large deposits from consumers for home improvement services, such as roof or window replacements, and failed …

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 …

Governor Larry Hogan announces statewide response efforts for snowstorm

With winter weather affecting many areas of Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday directed state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders informed. Governor Hogan is urging Marylanders to avoid unnecessary travel while crews work to clear roads as snow intensifies throughout the afternoon and early evening statewide. “I continue to urge all Marylanders to use common sense …