Help DFR fight elder financial abuse in Vermont

Scam LadyIn conjunction with National Senior$afe Training Week, October 2-8, the Department of Financial Regulation will launch a number of initiatives designed to combat elder financial abuse in Vermont. We have compiled a number of resources aimed at raising awareness and establishing procedures for reporting possible financial abuse that we’d like to share.

VT Requirements on Chimney and Woodstove Safety

Below is an important excerpt from the Chimney and Woodstove Safety guide:

  • Solid fuel–burning appliances shall not be installed in any location where gasoline or any other flammable vapors or gases are present. [ NFPA 211 Sec 12.2.3]
  • Solid fuel-burning appliances shall not be installed in any garage.

Click too read the whole Chimney and Woodstove Safety Specifications

DFR issues ex parte summary suspension order

The Department of Financial Regulation has issued an ex parte order for the summary suspension of a St. Johnsbury woman’s insurance producer license.
Anyone who has questions about their insurance policies are encouraged to call the DFR’s consumer help line: 1-800-964-1784 or e-mail

Full text of the order

Fraud of the Week

Consumers Warned About Fraudulent Unclaimed Property Letters

As the official representative of the state unclaimed property programs, NAUPA is warning consumers to be on guard against fraudulent letters arriving via the U.S. Mail and in consumers' email inboxes alleging that they have unclaimed property. This particularly deceptive message is on fake NAUPA letterhead and requests money be sent to claim the property.

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