Press Releases

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Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

Phone: (207) 624-8525
Fax: (207) 624-8595

On this page: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation | Bureau of Financial Institutions | Bureau of Insurance | Consumer Credit Protection | Office of Professional and Occupational Registration | Office of Securities

Prior Year Press Releases

    Professional & Financial Regulation

    Date

    Description

    9/27/2017 "More Important Than Ever" to Compare Health Insurance Plans
    9/7/2017 In the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Preparing for Irma, Governor and Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Encourage Generosity, But Warn Against Scams
    6/14/2017 Registration Deadline Announced for Fuel Dealers Offering Pre-Paid Home Heating Contracts; Online Registration Process Available to Help Fuel Dealers and Public
    10/28/2016 Free Maine State Internal Plumbing Code Training Offered to All Licensed Plumbers and Interested Parties
    10/27/2016 Maine State Board Cautions Consumers about Auctioneer
    10/24/2016 Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Issues Reminder to Fuel Dealers about Pre-Paid Home Heating Contracts Deadline
    10/3/2016 Free Maine State Internal Plumbing Code Training Offered to All Licensed Plumbers and Interested Parties
    6/3/2016 Registration Deadline Announced for Fuel Dealers Offering Pre-Paid Home Heating Contracts
    5/29/2016 Governor and Commissioner Recognize Memorial Day by Focusing on Effort to Make Occupational Licensing Easier for Veterans: Assistance Available May 31st
    12/8/2015 Governor and Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Offer Guidance for Holiday Season Charitable Contributions--Charitable Scams Often Increase This Time of Year
    10/30/2015 Governor and Commissioner Highlight Initiative to Make Occupational Licensing Easier and Faster for Veterans--Assistance Available at November 10th Veterans Licensing Event
    10/27/2015 Maine Health Data Organization Introduces New Health Care Quality and Cost Comparison Website
    10/7/2015 Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Issues Reminder to Consumers and Fuel Dealers about Deadline in Maine Law Regarding Pre-Paid Home Heating Contracts
    6/26/2015 Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Reminds Fuel Dealers to Register by June 30th Deadline if Offering Pre-Paid Home Fuel Contracts
    4/8/2015 State Electricians’ Board Issues Warning about Former Master Electrician and Offers Free Inspections
    12/15/2014 Governor and Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Offer Guidance for Holiday Season Charitable Contributions---Charitable Scams Often Increase This Time of Year
    10/31/2014 Governor and Commissioner Highlight Initiative to Make Occupational Licensing Easier and Faster for Veterans; Assistance Available at November 12th Hiring Our Heroes Event
    10/27/2014 Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Issues Reminder to Consumers and Fuel Dealers about Deadline in Maine Law Regarding Pre-Paid Home Heating Contracts
    5/16/2014 Small Business Week Recognized by Governor and Commissioners: DPFR Commissioner Presents Certificate to Falmouth Salon
    4/1/2014 Governor and Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Announce Upcoming Informational Sessions to Assist Veterans and Current Service Members in Obtaining Occupational Licenses
    1/31/2014 State Agencies and Service Organizations to Assist Veterans and Current Service Members in Obtaining Occupational Licenses and Securing a Job
    Bureau of Financial Institutions
    3/1/2017 Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions Cautions Companies and Employees about Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams
    9/12/2016 Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions Warns Public about Phony Text Messages Sent to Bank and Credit Union Customers
    Bureau of Insurance
    September 25, 2019 Bureau of Insurance Signs Additional Multi-State Settlements with Life Insurance Companies Over Bad Practices
    March 26, 2019 Mainers Should Consider Flood Insurance Ahead of Spring Floods
    February 8, 2019 Insurance Bureau Helps Mainers Recover Nearly $1.6 Million From Insurance Companies in 2018
    February 20, 2018 Maine’s Insurance Superintendent Approves 12% Average Decrease in Workers' Compensation Loss Costs
    February 8, 2018 Maine Continues to Rank Among Most Affordable States for Personal Auto and Homeowners Insurance
    January 20, 2017 Maine Bureau of Insurance Issues Consumer Guidance Regarding Insurance for Drone Use
    December 22, 2016 Maine Insurance Bureau, NAIC Launch Nationwide Life Insurance Policy Locator Tool
    May 5, 2016 Maine Bureau of Insurance Issues Reminder About Long-Term Care Insurance Forum
    Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection
    August 6, 2019 Ocwen Consumer Settlement.
    March 28, 2019 State Publishes Anti-Scam Guide for Consumers Buying Homes
    February 7, 2019 State Officials Offer Auto Buying and Financing Guide Specially Designed for Presidents Day Sales
    August 6, 2018 New Financial Guide for Veterans
    November 22, 2017 Consumer Agency Urges Responsible Use of “Plastic” During Holiday Gift-Giving Season
    September 8, 2017 State Officials Provide Information and Guidance for Mainers in Response to Data Breach at Equifax
    July 20, 2017 State Officials Caution the Public about Scams Related to Tax Collections
    May 30, 2017 With Summer Car and Truck Sales Events Underway, State Officials Offer Free Auto Buying and Financing Guide
    February 16, 2017 State Officials Offer Auto Buying and Financing Guide In Time for Presidents’ Day Sales
    January 6, 2017 State Offers New Consumer Booklet Free to Maine Residents: “On the Money – A Young Person’s Guide to Personal Finance”
    December 29, 2016 State Consumer Protection Officials Announce ‘Top 10’ New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Financial Health
    November 18, 2016 State Officials Offer Free Consumer Financial Protection Publication as “Black Friday” and Holiday Shopping Season Approach: Downeaster Common Sense Guide: Credit Cards, Paper or Plastic
    August 22, 2016 Governor and Other State Officials Announce New Consumer Financial Protection Publication -- Downeaster Common Sense Guide to High Interest/High Cost Loans
    August 17, 2016 State Officials Announce New Consumer Financial Protection Publication: Downeaster Common Sense Guide to High Interest/High Cost Loans
    May 26, 2016 In Advance of Holiday Auto Sales Events, State Officials Highlight Free Auto Buying and Financing Guide
    March 4, 2016 State Officials Announce Free Resources and Activities to Assist Maine Residents for National Consumer Protection Week
    February 12, 2016 State Officials Offer New Auto Buying and Financing Guide Specially Designed for Presidents’ Day Sales
    December 9, 2015 State Officials Issue Warning about Phony IRS Calls, and Offer Free Anti-Scam Publications
    November 24, 2015 State Officials Announce New Consumer Financial Protection Publications as Holiday Shopping Season Arrives
    October 14, 2015 State Officials Advise Consumers of New Maine File Freeze Law
    July 20, 2015 State Consumer Protection Officials Announce New Publication--Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Automobile Buying and Financing
    January 12, 2015 Governor and Consumer Protection Officials Announce New Publication: Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Credit Bureaus and Credit Reports
    August 22, 2014 State Officials Announce New Consumer Protection Publication: Gone Phishing – Identifying and Avoiding Consumer Scams
    August 18, 2014 State Officials Issue Consumer Protection Alert Following Data Breach Announcement by Shaw’s Parent Company
    July 15, 2014 Maine State Officials Issue Warning about Fake Offers of Government Grants in Exchange for Advance Fee
    February 27, 2014 Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Issues Comprehensive Home Mortgage Guide
    Free Foreclosure Prevention Clinics to be Held
    Capital Mortgage Group shut down
      Office of Professional and Occupational Registration
      October 17, 2019 State Board of Veterinary Medicine Revokes Cynthia Teer's license
      April 17, 2019 State Board of Veterinary Medicine Issues Warning about Formerly Licensed Veterinarian Continuing to Practice
      Office of Securities
      June 13, 2019 Military & Families Resource Fair
      April 24, 2019 Maine Securities Administrator Announces 10 Year Sentence in Elder Financial Exploitation Case
      November 13, 2018 Maine Securities Administrator Announces Conviction in Elder Financial Exploitation Case
      May 25, 2018 Maine Securities Administrator Finalizes $19.4 Million Agreement with Merrill Lynch Regarding Maines NextGen College Investing Plan
      April 20, 2018 Securities Administrator Reminds Investors to Approach Binary Options with Caution; Issues Cease and Desist Order Against Overseas Company
      March 5, 2018 Maine Securities Administrator Announces Sentencing in Case of Theft and Securities Fraud
      June 13, 2017 In Highlighting Elder Abuse Awareness Day, State Officials Urge Mainers to Report Suspected Cases of Financial Exploitation
      August 22, 2016 Maines Office of Securities Announces First Fund-ME Crowdfunding Offering in Maine -- Fund-ME Provides New and Existing Businesses with Opportunity to Obtain Investments Needed to Start or Expand Operations
      June 9, 2016 In Highlighting Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Governor LePage and State Officials Urge Mainers to Report Suspected Cases of Abuse
      April 29, 2016 Governor and Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Highlight Upcoming 'Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference
      April 14, 2016 State Officials Announce Sentencing in Case of Securities Fraud, Forgery and Other Crimes

       

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      Last Updated: November 14, 2017