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CONSUMER ALERT: ESSENTIAL ADVICE FOR AFTER THE STORM

April 29, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – As Arkansans begin recovering from devastating storms, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert today with essential advice for storm victims as they recover and rebuild and for Arkansans who are seeking to …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: INTERNET AD SCAMS PUT RENTERS AT RISK

April 23, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Consumers who are relocating or who are looking for a short-term getaway may turn to Internet rental listings to find just the right home to meet their needs. Both renters and landlords see Internet advertising as a convenient …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: STUDENT LOAN DEBT SCAMS INCREASING

April 16, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Student loan debt can be overwhelming to some consumers already riddled with debt from mortgages and credit card bills. The federal government says student loan debt is the single largest form of consumer debt, aside from …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: BE CAREFUL OF CALLER ID SPOOFING

April 09, 2014

LITTLE ROCK -- Many Arkansas consumers use their cell phone Caller ID to avoid unwanted calls from telemarketers. But the popular wireless feature is susceptible to fraud.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today issued a consumer alert to …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR FINDING A REPUTABLE AUTO REPAIR SHOP

April 02, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – A trip to the auto shop is usually unpleasant enough for consumers without the added stress of worrying whether they are one or two “fixes” away from a gigantic repair bill.

Almost every consumer has had to take his or her car …   - Read More >


CONSUMERS RECEIVE RESTITUTION IN E-BOOKS SETTLEMENT

March 26, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Some Arkansas consumers who have purchased electronic books will begin receiving account credits or checks this week as the result of a settlement with five of the nation’s largest e-book publishers.

Approximately $1 million …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: LEARN MORE ABOUT FOIA DURING SUNSHINE WEEK

March 19, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas consumers interact with their state and local governments in one way or another every day. And, as taxpayers who support those governmental entities, Arkansans have the right to review an array of records at every level …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MOST COMMON SCAMS OF 2013 IDENTIFIED

March 12, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas consumers who are targeted by con artists risk more than just annoyance and inconvenience. Scammers can take hundreds or even thousands of dollars from consumers who fall victim to their illegal actions.

However, with …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TOP 10 CONSUMER COMPLAINTS ANNOUNCED

March 05, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Thousands of consumers contacted the Consumer Protection Division of the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office in 2013 with complaints regarding disputes with businesses or to report suspected scams or fraud.

Based on reports from …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION HELPS ARKANSANS

February 26, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans engage in countless consumer transactions every day, and most of them take place without a hitch. Sometimes, though, Arkansas consumers may encounter problems in their day-to-day dealings.

When consumers face problems …   - Read More >