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ALERT: Casting Your Vote

October 26, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – As Election Day is quickly approaching, Arkansans are making important decisions on the many candidates and issues on the ballot.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued today’s alert to help Arkansans be educated …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Fewer Tricks and More Treats This Halloween

October 19, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Halloween will be here before we know it. Many children and families are ready for the many activities that surround Halloween, including costume parties, haunted houses, hay rides and, of course, trick-or-treating. But parents …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Prescription Drug Take Backs Oct. 22 Across Arkansas

October 12, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – The American Society of Addiction Medicine estimates 1.9 million Americans abuse prescription pain relievers annually, with nearly 19,000 lethal overdoses directly related to prescription pain relievers in 2014. The recent …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Service Members Eligible for Settlement Dollars

October 05, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas military service members and their families could be eligible for compensation as part of a $650,000 settlement with USA Discounters. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and 49 other attorneys general reached the …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Pose as Superintendents

September 28, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – The school year is off to a fast start, but unfortunately some school personnel and others are reportedly receiving disturbing emails in their inboxes. The Attorney General’s office has received inquiries from teachers across …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: iTunes Gift Cards Cannot Pay Back Taxes

September 21, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Criminals have found a new way to scam Arkansans out of their hard-earned money using some of their old cons. These scammers are still trying to convince people that they owe back taxes or that their favorite grandchild is in …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Protections for Military Members Who Lease Vehicles

September 14, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides legal rights for military service members who have been called to active duty, including those in the armed forces, National Guard and reserve forces. One specific provision of …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Clear Old Cellphones Before Upgrading

September 07, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – New smartphones are released every few months, and many Arkansans upgrade their current phones with the newest products. But before you make the switch, it is important to clear all data and personal information from old phones …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Do No Call List Doesn’t Stop Scammers

August 31, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Many Arkansans receive unwanted calls from solicitors, sometimes multiple times a day. Signing up for free on the National Do Not Call Registry may reduce the number of unwanted sales calls received. But, remember, scammers …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Television Package Upgrades

August 24, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Many Arkansans are gearing up for football season and fall premieres and looking into options to get as many games and programming on television that they can. This leads some to consider upgrading television packages to make …   - Read More >