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CONSUMER ALERT: READ REVIEWS, DEVELOPER DETAILS BEFORE DOWNLOADING APPS

August 13, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Nowadays consumers use their phones for just about everything, from ordering a pizza to finding their way around town. Software applications known as “apps” give users the ability to shop, play games or check the weather …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: CREDIT CARD TIPS FOR STUDENTS

August 06, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – As the summer draws to a close, Arkansas college students prepare to manage expenses including tuition, textbooks and housing. For many students, signing up for a credit card may seem like a simple solution for making ends meet. …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR REFUSING UNWANTED SOLICITORS

July 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 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 >