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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
5/16/2013 - 05.16.13 Learn How To Protect Your Family, Friends and Neighbors From Identity Theft READ MORE
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Consumer Affairs


Consumer Alert - Beware of Online Employment Scams 

Hiding in Plain Sight - Beware of Affinity Fraud  

  Office of Consumer Affairs Administrator Rebecca Bowman 6/15/15 interview on PBS: http://video.mpt.tv/program/direct-connection/    


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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