Mass Consumer Affairs Blog

The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Monthly Archives: March 2010

Anatomy of a Facebook Scam Posted on Mar 30

Anatomy of a Facebook Scam

  You are scrolling through your Facebook status updates, and suddenly you find a couple of friends who have become a fan of what looks like free food at Olive Garden. The title of the fan page, “Official Olive Garden Week, Dine In On Us   …Continue Reading Anatomy of a Facebook Scam

Lost in the Flood Posted on Mar 29

  Once again, we are getting an epic rainstorm here in Massachusetts, and already-waterlogged residents need to be prepared for another round of flooding. While flood insurance is often the last thing on our minds, these past few storms have reminded many homeowners why coverage   …Continue Reading Lost in the Flood

Top Complaints: Contractors, Cars and Foreclosure Posted on Mar 9

  Today, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation hosted a press conference to discuss the top five scams that confronted consumers in 2009. Along with information from our office, the Better Business Bureau, Attorney General’s Office and Federal Trade Commission shared their top   …Continue Reading Top Complaints: Contractors, Cars and Foreclosure

Weighing in on Small Business Insurance Costs Posted on Mar 1

  Today, the Division of Insurance begins a schedule of six hearings on small business health insurance costs with a session in Hyannis. As part of Governor Patrick’s reform of small-market health insurance, these hearings will give us the opportunity to hear directly from small   …Continue Reading Weighing in on Small Business Insurance Costs