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Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs Hosts National Consumer Protection Week Conference

BOSTON - April 8, 2014 - Today the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) hosted the 24th annual National Consumer Protection Week conference at Suffolk University Law School. This year’s conference focused on the notion of consumer trust, including whether consumers can trust online reviews and the reasons why seniors are popular targets of scams. More


Division of Insurance Reaches Settlement to Keep Workers' Compensation Rates at Current Levels

BOSTON - Thursday, March 20, 2014 - The Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI) has reached a settlement with the Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau (WCRIB) and the Attorney General’s Office that calls for a zero percent overall average rate change, effective April 1, 2014. Businesses across the state will save about $77 million as a result of this settlement. More


Consumer Alert: Buy Bitcoins at Your Own Risk

Virtual currency is a high-risk payment option for consumers 
The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation advises consumers who may consider purchasing the digital or virtual currency Bitcoin to proceed with caution because of the high-financial risks involved. More


State Office of Consumer Affairs and Its Agencies Save Consumers and Businesses over $5.1 Million in 2013

BOSTON - March 12, 2014 - Today Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Barbara Anthony was joined by representatives from the Attorney General’s Office, the Better Business Bureau, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to announce each agency’s “Top 5” consumer issues of 2013 at a press conference in downtown Boston. More


Insurance, Debt Companies, Scams Top Massachusetts Consumer Issues of 2013

BOSTON - March 12, 2014 - Today Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Barbara Anthony was joined by representatives from the Attorney General’s Office, the Better Business Bureau, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to announce each agency’s “Top 5” consumer issues of 2013 at a press conference in downtown Boston. More


Notice of Public Hearing

The Special Commission on Dental Insurance, created pursuant to Section 164 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013, will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of gathering comments and information, as well as to conduct its usual business. More


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