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

    6/27/2024 Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Settles with Abra to Return Cryptocurrency Assets
    View press release as a PDF document.
    6/26/2024 Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Settles with Abra to Return Cryptocurrency Assets
    View press release as a PDF document.
    2/7/2024 Maine Joins $3 Million State and Federal Settlements with Crypto Platform TradeStation
    Office of Securities TradeStation Press Release
    10/31/2023 Commissioner Announces Appointment of Maine Securities Administrator
    6/26/2023 Linda Conti of Augusta Assumes Role of Superintendent of Consumer Credit Protection
    4/17/2020 The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine, Board of Osteopathic Licensure, Board of Nursing, and Board of Pharmacy issue guidance for their licensees regarding prescribing hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, and azithromycin for prophylactic purposes
    April 17, 2020 Press Release Regarding Hydroxychloroquine (PDF)
    4/7/2020 Governor Mills Issues Executive Order to Expand Access to Health Care During COVID-19
    Press Release - Executive Order 35 (April 2020)
    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
    4/6/2020 Maine Financial Institutions Superintendent warns consumers of financial scams related to the anticipated direct payments from the U.S. Government under the CARES Act.
    3/27/2020 Superintendent LaFountain notifies financial institutions of new FAME Loan Guarantee Program for borrowers affected by COVID-19
    3/27/2020 Statement on Financial Institutions Working with Customers Affected by the Coronavirus and Regulatory Assistance
    4/2/2018 Maine's Bureau of Financial Institutions warns public about online banking update scams
    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
    February 15, 2022 Maine's Historic Action Today Will Merge Its Individual and Small Group Health Insurance Markets in 2023 and Create More Stable Pricing in Both
    February 10, 2022 Maine Insurance Superintendent Issues Cease and Desist Order Against Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania (SHIP)
    Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection
    3/22/2024 Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Orders Sigue Corp. to Cease Money Transmission Activities
    Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Orders Sigue Corp. to Cease Money Transmission Activities (PDF)
    10/17/2023 State Regulators Settle with ACI Payments, Inc. for Unauthorized Transactions from Mr. Cooper Customer Accounts
    ACI Settlement Press Release
    3/17/2022 Interim Regulatory Guidance for Mortgage Loan Originators Temporarily Working from Home
    Interim Regulatory Guidance for Mortgage Loan Originators Temporarily Working from Home
      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
      April 21, 2021 Attorney General and Securities Administrator Warn Public About New Phone Scam
      September 25, 2020 Maine Securities Administrator Joins with CFTC to Charge Precious Metals Dealers in $185 Million Scheme Targeting Elderly Investors
      April 21, 2020 Maine Supreme Court Affirms Convictions in Elder Financial Exploitation Case
      April 3, 2020 Maine Securities Administrator Warns COVID-19-Related Investment Schemes Anticipated
      March 25, 2020 Maine Securities Administrator Issues Order Providing Temporary Regulatory Relief For Financial Industry
      March 10, 2020 Maine Securities Administrator Reminds Investors To Remain Calm During Market Volatility And Beware Of Con Artists
      December 23, 2019 Maine Securities Administrator Announces Top Investor Threats For 2020
      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

       

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      Last Updated: November 14, 2017