News and updates for consumers about fraud, lawsuits, convictions and other news from the A-G's office.
Massachusetts Health Connector Walk-in Centers: locations here
Individuals and families: need help with the Health Connector Application? Find Certified Application Counselors here to help you .
Businesses: listings of insurance agents here
Any Massachusetts resident who has witnessed or experienced bias-motivated threats, harassment or violence may call the Attorney General’s Hotline at 1-800-994-3228 or fill out a civil rights complaint form at this link. Residents may also contact the AG’s Office through its social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.
Mass.Gov will display an alert notification in the following situations:
State of Emergency, Natural Disasters, Homeland Security Threats, Hazardous Material Spills, Extreme Weather/Government Closings, Radiologic or Seismic Activity, Amber Alerts, Infectious Disease Epidemics, Bioterrorism, pandemics or other critical health alerts, Evaculation.
If you feel you have been wrongly treated, here are state and federal resources on filing complaints. Local police departments also deal with complaints and have forms. Do your homework first! Read through a topic!
Follow this PowerPoint presentation for quick access to consumer protection information.
Downloadable PDF guides for buying insurance: auto, earthquake, home, life insurance, cancer, medigap, longterm care, annuities.
The risk: A contractor gets injured while working on your property.
Reduce your risk: Make sure anyone working in your home is licensed and has both liability insurance and workers’ compensation covering themselves and their employees. Make sure that any subcontractors hired also have adequate insurance. --from Consumer Reports Online.
Federal, Massachusetts, and state links for consumer protection.
Not all categories are covered in the Check a Professional link, so be sure to try other links below. For example, to verify the license(s) of a Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Lender, Mortgage Loan Originator, or Third Party Loan Servicer, please click on the Mortgage Brokers link below.
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