CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID POST-STORM SCAMSFebruary 05, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Winter weather often takes a toll on trees, and with recent bouts of ice and snow across the State, this year is no exception.
Arkansas residents may seek out professional contractors to repair damage, trim trees or remove … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: RISING PROPANE PRICES PROMPT CONCERNSJanuary 29, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Propane prices have risen dramatically in recent weeks, causing concern among Arkansas consumers who rely on the liquefied gas to heat their homes.
Many rural Arkansans use propane as a heating source, and they are being hit … - Read More >
SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: DATA PRIVACY DAYJanuary 28, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – As recent data breaches at major retailers have demonstrated, the theft of personal information is a headache for everyone affected and a significant, long-term issue for some. Consumers who are victims of identity theft or … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: FREE TAX PREP HELP MAY BE AVAILABLEJanuary 22, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – With all the regulations and forms related to tax filing, it’s no wonder that tax preparation is a lucrative business. Some Arkansas consumers may choose to seek tax prep assistance rather than crunching numbers and reviewing … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: “RAPID” TAX REFUND PRODUCTS MAY BE TOO COSTLYJanuary 15, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Consumers who expect to receive a federal income tax refund typically already have an idea about how they will use the refund, often long before the money actually arrives. Some may pay off bills. Others may set it aside for a … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: PROTECT AGAINST TAX IDENTITY THEFTJanuary 08, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Identity thieves consistently look for ways to steal their way into a consumer’s pocketbook, and the criminals are increasingly turning toward tax identity theft as a way to do so.
Earlier this week, the Internal Revenue … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: RESOLVE TO JOIN THE RIGHT HEALTH CLUBJanuary 02, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. That is evident each January as crowds converge on fitness centers looking to work off pounds that may have been put on during the holidays.
In order to keep … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: DILIGENTLY MONITOR CREDIT AND BANK ACCOUNTSDecember 27, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – With Target’s recent announcement of a security breach that affected millions of its customers, Arkansas consumers are justifiably concerned about the impact of the breach.
Target said last week that hackers stole the … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: REFUND AND EXCHANGE POLICIES VARYDecember 18, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – The days after Christmas are busy times for retailers who face long lines of shoppers bringing back unwanted gifts. No matter what gifts are under the Christmas tree this year, most consumers expect to be able to return or … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CONSIDER COSTS OF EXTENDED WARRANTIESDecember 11, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Holiday shoppers buying the latest smartphones, tablets, big-screen televisions or other electronic devices or appliances most likely will all be asked at the checkout counter if they want to purchase extended warranties or … - Read More >