Barbara Anthony, Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
The December 2009 edition of the Consumer Insider is now available (Download December_2009_Newsletter_Final). The latest newsletter includes updates on the Patrick-Murray Administration’s efforts to reform small business health insurance (including Governor Deval Patrick’s announcement event, photo right), tips for tenants when dealing with winter weather, and some good things to keep in mind when looking for a health club.
The Consumer Insider is a bi-monthly publication of our Office, and we think it is a good way for consumers to keep up with valuable news they can use. You can read back issues of the Insider here, and you can sign up to have it delivered directly to your Inbox here.
Craigslist Scam Alert: How You Could You Be Paying Someone to Steal Your Personal Info posted on Jul 24
Over the past week, the Consumer Hotline has received two complaints about a scam on Craigslist where buyers are scamming sellers out of money and their personal information. Callers reported being scammed when trying to sell an item on Craigslist. Online buyers would offer to …Continue Reading Craigslist Scam Alert: How You Could You Be Paying Someone to Steal Your Personal Info
First Time Homebuyers Prepare Themselves posted on Mar 13
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases a consumer will ever make. Although buying and owning a home may seem daunting, prospective Massachusetts homeowners have a wealth of resources to prepare themselves. HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and Community Development Corporations around Massachusetts provide …Continue Reading First Time Homebuyers Prepare Themselves
Subfreezing Temperatures Don’t Have to Freeze Your Bank Account posted on Jan 9
As the nation has endured subfreezing temperatures this week and consumers are putting their thermostats to work, it might be a good idea to check in and see how efficient your heating system is running. In Massachusetts, MassSave, a statewide program sponsored by Massachusetts energy companies, supports …Continue Reading Subfreezing Temperatures Don’t Have to Freeze Your Bank Account