The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Residents Invited to Participate in Online Chat With Consumer Protection Director

Residents Invited to Participate in Online Chat With Consumer Protection Director

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection Director Eric Friedman will conduct a live, online chat on Tuesday, October 9 from noon to 2 p.m. This online discussion is part of the“Consumer Ed Café…Food for Thought” series of online chats and will focus this time on what consumers and towing firms need to know about towing laws in MontgomeryCounty. The State of Maryland has enacted a new trespass towing law which will operate in tandem with Montgomery County’s trespass towing law. This online chat is part of OCP’s efforts to help clarify which provisions of each law will be enforced in Montgomery County.

Residents interested in participating in the online chat can enter questions prior to or during the live discussion through the County’s website by going to clicking on Live Discussion. Questions and answers will be available for viewing both during and after the chat.

“Finding your car towed away without your consent is an extremely upsetting and expensive experience,” said OCP Director Eric Friedman. “With approximately 35,000 cars towed in Montgomery County each year, non-consensual towing complaints are one of our top complaint categories.”

For more information, call the Office of Consumer Protection at 240-777-3636.

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