June 01, 2018

Van Hollen Hosts Consumer Protection Forums on the Eastern Shore

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen spent the day on the Eastern Shore speaking to Marylanders about what consumers can do to better protect themselves from con artists, fraudulent schemes, cyber-hacking, and identity theft. Senator Van Hollen teamed up with Attorney General Brian Frosh to host Town Hall Meetings on Consumer Protection in Salisbury and Easton, as a part of the series of forums they are holding throughout the state to inform consumers about their rights. During the day, the Senator also spoke with Maryland veterans at the Disabled American Veterans' Convention in Ocean City, toured Evolution Craft Brewing Co. in Salisbury, and visited with local crab house owners in Cambridge.

“The best protected consumers are informed consumers. That's why we are arming consumers with information about how to better protect themselves from con artists, fraudulent schemes, identity theft, and cyber-hacking. These events are aimed at helping folks understand what threats are out there and what resources are available to combat them. In Congress, I will continue working to strengthen our consumer protection system and prevent harmful rollbacks of current safeguards,” said Senator Van Hollen.