CONSUMER ALERT: BEWARE EBOLA RELATED SCAMSOctober 29, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Scammers will use any opportunity to take advantage of consumers’ fears. Since the first case of the Ebola virus was reported in the United States, an increasing number of organizations have popped up offering “cures” and … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMERS URGED TO STUDY PHARMACY OPTIONSOctober 22, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – As consumers consider their insurance options and health-care needs for the upcoming year, some may be surprised to learn that insurance companies may utilize mail-order pharmacies to fill beneficiaries’ prescriptions.… - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: SCAMMERS TARGET UTILITY CUSTOMERSOctober 15, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Utility companies in Arkansas and across the country report an increasing number of instances where scammers attempt to extort electric customers out of cash by posing as representatives of the company and threatening to cut off … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID SCAMS DURING MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENTOctober 08, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Each year beginning Oct. 15, Arkansas consumers who are eligible for Medicare have the opportunity to change existing coverage or sign up for new benefits during Medicare’s annual open enrollment period.
From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: ARKANSAS LEMON LAW PROTECTS CAR BUYERSOctober 01, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – When considering a vehicle purchase, consumers may choose to invest in a new car in hopes that a new vehicle may be more reliable than a used one.
Generally, newer cars cost substantially less to maintain and most repairs are … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: PERSONAL INFORMATION EASY TO GIVE AWAYSeptember 24, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Those contests at fairs and festivals that give consumers a slim chance to win a vacation, merchandise or cash often give businesses a sure chance to gain more information about a consumer.
Consumers should not assume that … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: HOUSING RIGHTS PROGRAM ASSISTS ARKANSAS CONSUMERSSeptember 17, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – The mortgage crisis dealt a significant blow to the U.S. economy and affected many American consumers, including some Arkansans. Fortunately, the economy is recovering, and the banks and mortgage servicers that contributed to … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: HELP PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSESeptember 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 INFORMATIONSeptember 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” OFFERSAugust 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 >