Massachusetts Attorney General's Resources During COVID-19 Rights for workers, multi-lingual resources on earned sick time, proect yourself from frauds and scames, health care and insurance, child care and other resources for families, resources for immigrant communities, students and student borrowers, protecting your civil rights, small businesses, domestic violence and sexual assault resources.
Massachusetts Attorney Generals; COVID-19 Fraud and Scam Online Resources LIst Helpful links for fraud/scam prevention and teleworking scurely
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Federal Trade Commission Coronavirus Advice for Consumers. Avoid COVID-19 scams
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Fraud Alert: COVID-19 SCAMS, Scams to be aware to avoid.
U.S. Department of Justice Coronavirus Response. Report consumer fraud
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!
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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.
Link to Consumer Resources, Public Safety, Doing Business in Massachusetts, Government Resources and Bureaus handling Victim Services, Medicaid Fraud, Cyber Crime and more.
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