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MCDANIEL CONGRATULATES PHELPS; SELECTS GEE, SADLER FOR NEW ROLES

October 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today congratulated Chief Deputy Attorney General Brad Phelps upon the announcement of his new position at Arkansas State University. Phelps is leaving the Attorney General’s Office after more …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: SCAMMERS TARGET UTILITY CUSTOMERS

October 15, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Utility companies in Arkansas and across the country report an increasing number of instances where scammers attempt to extort electric customers out of cash by posing as representatives of the company and threatening to cut off …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID SCAMS DURING MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

October 08, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Each year beginning Oct. 15, Arkansas consumers who are eligible for Medicare have the opportunity to change existing coverage or sign up for new benefits during Medicare’s annual open enrollment period.

From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: ARKANSAS LEMON LAW PROTECTS CAR BUYERS

October 01, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – When considering a vehicle purchase, consumers may choose to invest in a new car in hopes that a new vehicle may be more reliable than a used one.

Generally, newer cars cost substantially less to maintain and most repairs are …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: PERSONAL INFORMATION EASY TO GIVE AWAY

September 24, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Those contests at fairs and festivals that give consumers a slim chance to win a vacation, merchandise or cash often give businesses a sure chance to gain more information about a consumer.

Consumers should not assume that …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: HOUSING RIGHTS PROGRAM ASSISTS ARKANSAS CONSUMERS

September 17, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – The mortgage crisis dealt a significant blow to the U.S. economy and affected many American consumers, including some Arkansans. Fortunately, the economy is recovering, and the banks and mortgage servicers that contributed to …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: HELP PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

September 10, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Prescription drug abuse and misuse is growing at such a rapid rate that drug overdoses have eclipsed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

September 03, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – With news this week about yet another security breach at a major retailer and a cyber attack that led to some celebrities’ private photographs being posted publicly online, consumers are justly concerned about the safety of …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: SCRUTINIZE “SECRET SHOPPER” OFFERS

August 27, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Few consumers would turn away the opportunity to get paid to go shopping at department stores or dine at fine restaurants. That’s why it’s fairly common for consumers to fall victim to scams involving that type of job …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: LEARN MORE ABOUT LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

August 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Young Arkansas consumers settling into their first apartments and the landlords who rented to them both have responsibilities and protections under Arkansas law. The same goes for the nearly one-third of Arkansans who choose to …   - Read More >