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The Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts is a unique and multifaceted investigative agency dedicated to the systematic elimination of fraudulent insurance transactions. Authorized by an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature and signed into law in 1990, the Insurance Fraud Bureau conducts criminal investigations and refers appropriate cases for criminal prosecution.

The IFB is funded by automobile and workers compensation insurers in Massachusetts. In addition to the investigative division, the IFB has legal, analytic and administrative divisions. Insurance Fraud Bureau personnel receive referrals and follow up with insurance companies' special investigation units and claims staffs; local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies in order to accomplish its mission to prevent, detect and deter suspected fraudulent insurance transactions in Massachusetts. 

Read recent press releases and news articles about IFB cases.

NEW! January 2017 focusFraud
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Agawam doctor indicted on insurance fraud in prescribing opioid medications
IFB awards Northwestern District Attorney's office $25,000 to help identify and prosecute car insurance fraud Link to Story
by Anthony M. DiPaolo written for the January 20, 2017 issue of The Standard
DA Early continues efforts with IFB to stop insurance fraud Link to Story
Plymouth DA's office granted $50,000 to fight auto insurance fraud Link to Story
DA, police extend auto-fraud partnership Link to Story
Flaherty gets probation on insurance fraud charge Link to Story
Owner of multiple businesses in Stoughton indicted for workers' compensation fraud Link to Story
Ex-Ludlow doctor Fernando Jayma gets probation for filing 19 false health care claims Link to Story
Topsfield attorney sentenced for filing false tax returns Link to Story
Three individuals sentenced in connection with corruptly obstructing a criminal trial Link to Story
Insurance Fraud Training Videos
Eight training videos provided with the cooperation of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority and intended to help deter insurance fraud crimes and increase reporting of suspected fraud can be accessed through the Training link in the left column