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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. 

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NEW! October 2016 focusFraud
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Former employee of RI pain clinic charged in connection with fraudulent billing scheme Link to Story
Owners of a contracting company indicted for workers' compensation fraud Link to Story
Former auto shop employees sentenced to prison in connection with corruptly obstructing a criminal trial Link to Story
Registered nurse charged with writing false opioid prescriptions Link to Story
Owner Boston-area fried chicken restaurant charged in second tax fraud scheme Link to Story
Woman admits to fraudulently using doctor's identity to forge prescriptions, obtain meds Link to Story
IFB Marks 25 Years!
73 Individuals Recognized at 25th Anniversary Awards Ceremony