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CONSUMER ALERT: HELP PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

September 10, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Prescription drug abuse and misuse is growing at such a rapid rate that drug overdoses have eclipsed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

September 03, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – With news this week about yet another security breach at a major retailer and a cyber attack that led to some celebrities’ private photographs being posted publicly online, consumers are justly concerned about the safety of …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: SCRUTINIZE “SECRET SHOPPER” OFFERS

August 27, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Few consumers would turn away the opportunity to get paid to go shopping at department stores or dine at fine restaurants. That’s why it’s fairly common for consumers to fall victim to scams involving that type of job …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: LEARN MORE ABOUT LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

August 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Young Arkansas consumers settling into their first apartments and the landlords who rented to them both have responsibilities and protections under Arkansas law. The same goes for the nearly one-third of Arkansans who choose to …   - Read More >


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 >