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Welcome to the IFB

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.

01-22-2018
Northampton social worker arraigned for insurance fraud, ordered to hand over license Link to Story
"Contractor" sentenced to state prison Link to Story
01-11-2018
Insurance Fraud Bureau awards NWDA $25,000 to help identify and prosecute insurance fraud Link to Story
Operator of temporary employment agency sentenced for tax crimes and insurance fraud Link to Story
12-19-2017
Northampton therapist indicted for alleged theft of $125,000 in health benefits Link to Story
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