An IR View: Supporting nonpartisan elections, vape ban and fighting fraud

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By: Helena Independent Editorial Board

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The Montana State Auditor’s Office has demonstrated that it takes fraud seriously, which is good news for Montana consumers and bad news for those trying to scam them.

Through a case filed by the previous auditor’s office and continued under the current administration, the state came to a $284,500 settlement with call centers, insurance companies and individuals who used fraudulent sales tactics to sell insurance policies to Montanans from 2012 to 2016.

The auditor’s office sent letters to 3,645 potentially affected Montanans, who must respond by Nov. 9 to be eligible for restitution payments…

Thank you to the auditor’s office for sticking up for Montanans and exposing the dishonest practices of these entities.

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