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CONSUMER ALERT: DONATE WITH CARE

November 26, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – As Arkansans reflect on their gratitude over the holiday season, many will look for ways to give back. Consumers should give wisely to make sure that their donations will help those in need, not scammers.

Arkansas ranks ninth …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: FIND DEALS, NOT TROUBLE, SHOPPING ONLINE

November 19, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – For many Arkansans, the last slice of Thanksgiving pie fuels the search for the best holiday gifts. For years, an increasing number of consumers have begun the holiday gift hunt online the Monday following Thanksgiving, or …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T BE LEFT IN THE COLD THIS WINTER

November 12, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Recent weather reports indicate that Arkansas consumers are in for a chill in the upcoming weeks, and with the colder weather comes rising heating costs.   

According to a survey of residential energy consumption in Arkansas, …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: BURN WOOD, NOT MONEY—KNOW YOUR MEASUREMENTS

November 05, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Winter is just around the corner, and as the colder weather approaches, many consumers will begin stocking up on firewood. Arkansas consumers should avoid purchasing firewood that is not sold by the cord, a fraction of a cord, …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: BEWARE EBOLA RELATED SCAMS

October 29, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Scammers will use any opportunity to take advantage of consumers’ fears. Since the first case of the Ebola virus was reported in the United States, an increasing number of organizations have popped up offering “cures” and …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMERS URGED TO STUDY PHARMACY OPTIONS

October 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – As consumers consider their insurance options and health-care needs for the upcoming year, some may be surprised to learn that insurance companies may utilize mail-order pharmacies to fill beneficiaries’ prescriptions.

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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 >