September 19, 2002

SEPTEMBER 19, 2002

CONTACT: CHARLES DOW, Director Communications and Legislative Affairs

Attorney General Steven Rowe today unveiled the new website for the Maine Attorney General's Office. The site provides a wealth of information and resources for Maine people, including the searchable 31-chapter Maine Consumer Law Guide, downloadable consumer complaint forms, and online sign-up for the telemarketing Do Not Call list.

Rowe said that the new website is focused on the needs of Maine people. Rowe said, "We asked ourselves, 'What do people need when they call or come by the AG's Office? How can we make that information more accessible?'"

"We have opened the electronic door to the AG's Office, and now Maine people can help themselves to consumer protection information, complaint forms, information on important cases, and the like. While they are on the website, they can put themselves and their friends and neighbors on the telemarketing Do Not Call list," said Rowe.

"If information is power, we are handing Maine people a lot of power today. That's our job," Rowe said.