The Consumer Assistance Office is a non-profit organization, working in cooperation with and receiving a grant from the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, to provide free information and dispute resolution services to area consumers when they encounter problems with businesses.
We do not give legal advice and cannot enforce laws. Dispute resolution services are offered only upon receipt of a written complaint. For more information about the mediation process, please visit the Dispute Resolution Services page.
Our staff of trained volunteer dispute resolution facilitators will help anyone who calls, but only consumers who have complained to the business and live within our service area or the business is within our service area may request dispute resolution services. (Please see the list of our cities and towns below.) Residents of other communities seeking dispute resolution services will be referred to the consumer agency that covers their area.
Types of Issues Handled:
Auto sales & service
Credit card & credit reports
Massachusetts Communities Served:
Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Blackstone, Boxborough, Brookline, Carlisle, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Millville, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Northbridge, Sherborn, Stow, Sudbury, Upton, Uxbridge, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston and Westwood.