CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR REFUSING UNWANTED SOLICITORSJuly 30, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Sometimes, it’s hard to say “no” when a salesman knocks on your door or when a telemarketer calls during dinner. And sometimes, aggressive solicitors won’t take no for an answer.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and his … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: SCAMS INVOLVING MONEYPAK CARDS BECOMING MORE COMMONJuly 23, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – The only things between a criminal and someone else’s money are a 14-digit number and a good lie, as too many Arkansans are learning.
Criminals are increasingly turning to items such as Green Dot MoneyPak cards as a means to … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: SCHOOL CALENDAR LAW HELPS PROTECT SMALL BUSINESSESJuly 16, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – We spend our Friday nights in the fall cheering for teams like the Wildcats or the Bulldogs, not the Con Artists or the Profiteers. Yet, out-of-state scammers may seek out money intended to support our hometown athletic teams in … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: MILITARY CONSUMER PROTECTION DAY SET FOR JULY 16July 09, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Members of the military face unique challenges such as frequent relocation or deployment overseas, and those challenges can make them more of a target for scams and fraud.
Because of that, consumer protection agencies from … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: KNOW MORE ABOUT VEHICLE RECALLSJuly 02, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Motorists depend on reliable and safe vehicles to get them where they are going, so a recent wave of vehicle recalls may lead to questions about the recall process or the safety of certain automobiles.
The National Highway … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: PUT SAFETY FIRST ON JULY 4THJune 25, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Fireworks have been a part of Independence Day celebrations since the dawn of the republic, and backyard fireworks displays are a common custom for many Arkansas families around the Fourth of July.
Fireworks such as bottle … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID QUICK-FIX DIET SCHEMESJune 18, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Consumers looking for ways to lose a few pounds may turn to dietary supplements, so-called weight-loss creams or other unconventional means. Though advertisements may tout the benefits of these weight-loss products, chances are … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T SWEAT SUMMER COOLING BILLSJune 11, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – As temperatures rise, so do utility bills for many Arkansans who rely on air conditioning to keep them cool during the hot summer months.
The cost of cooling a home is one of the single largest utility expenses. In Arkansas, a … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: SWIM SAFELY THIS SUMMERJune 04, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – The best relief for many Arkansans from the sweltering summer heat is a dip in the swimming pool or a trip to one of the Natural State’s lakes and rivers.
Though swimming can be a relaxing and refreshing way to pass the time … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: WHEN SCAMMERS GO PHISHING, AVOID THE BAITMay 28, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Last week, online retailer and merchant eBay announced that personal information including email addresses of more than 145 million users had been stolen from the company’s databases in a cyberattack.
Attorney General Dustin … - Read More >