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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Consumer Alert: Tech Support Scams Posted on Feb 24

  Recent computer tech scams targeting elderly residents have been reported in Massachusetts. Scammers pose as computer tech support representatives in order to gain access to a computer or request large sums of money as compensation for the services. Usually the callers pretend to be   …Continue Reading Consumer Alert: Tech Support Scams

Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2016 Posted on Feb 22

  America Saves Week (February 22 – 27, 2016) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take action to improve their financial security. The theme for this year’s America Saves Week is simple: Save Automatically. Try these simple steps during America   …Continue Reading Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2016

Consumer Advisory: IRS Tax Preparer Fraud Posted on Feb 10

  As the April 15th deadline to file taxes approaches, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is warning consumers about fraudulent tax return preparers. The IRS defines tax return fraud as the preparation and filing of tax returns that contain false or inaccurate   …Continue Reading Consumer Advisory: IRS Tax Preparer Fraud

Purchasing a vehicle this President’s Day? Here’s how Massachusetts law protects car-buyers Posted on Feb 9

  President’s Day is synonymous with nationwide car deals.  Dealership car sales increase by about 25 percent during this holiday weekend, according to Ray Zhou, a senior analyst for car shopping website Edmunds.com.  If you choose to take advantage of reduced prices and purchase a   …Continue Reading Purchasing a vehicle this President’s Day? Here’s how Massachusetts law protects car-buyers