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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.

05-15-2019
5 Investigates: Exclusive look at workers' comp fraud Link to Story
Worcester man arrested on fraud charges arising from role in running employment agency Link to Story
2018 Annual Report
2018 IFB Annual Report
Autobody repair shop owner charged in connection with stealing more than $170,000 in insurance claims Link to Story
03-26-2019
Sandwich man charged in connection with insurance fraud scheme Link to Story
Revere man charged in connection with workers' compensation fraud scheme 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