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4/29/2015 - 04.29.15 Howard County urges residents to use caution when donating money for disaster relief READ MORE
10/30/2014 - 10.30.14 Beware of Scams During Open Enrollment Season READ MORE
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Consumer Affairs


Beware of Health Insurance and Medicare Scams During Open Enrollment  



Scam Alert! Learn about the latest scams, how to identify scams and report scams

Information for Landlords and Tenants - Learn how to protect your rights when leasing residential property 


The Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs, a division of the Howard County Department of Citizen Services, provides consumer information, assists in resolving consumer-merchant disputes and enforces Howard County consumer protection laws.  For more information, refer to the information listed on the right side of this page. 


Do you have a dispute with a merchant?  File a complaint  

Do you have a question about the Office of Consumer Affairs or the services we provide?  Send us an e-mail: consumer@howardcountymd.gov 





















Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs 
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive 
Columbia, MD 21046 
 e-mail: consumer@howardcountymd.gov  
 Fax: 410-313-6453  
TTY: 410-313-5927  
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