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CONSUMER ALERT: SCAMS INVOLVING MONEYPAK CARDS BECOMING MORE COMMON

July 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 BUSINESSES

July 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 16

July 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 RECALLS

July 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 4TH

June 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 SCHEMES

June 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 BILLS

June 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 SUMMER

June 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 BAIT

May 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 >


CONSUMER ALERT: SUMMER TRAVEL TIPS

May 21, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – More than 36 million Americans are expected to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer, according to AAA. Many more are planning summer travel for vacations or to see family and friends.

 …   - Read More >