CONSUMER ALERT: Vehicle Buyers Beware of Storm DamageApril 06, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Severe thunderstorms have hammered the Natural State the past few weeks causing hail damage and flooding. These storms may be quick but can cause lasting and severe damage to vehicles. Photos have been circulating of golf-ball … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Take Advantage of Credit Card Chip ConfusionMarch 30, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Scammers have found a new way to target Arkansans while retailers and banks continue to make the switch from magnetic stripe credit and debit cards to the chip cards.
The confusion surrounding this transition has made a prime … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: Insurance Protections for Service MembersMarch 23, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Insurance can be confusing to navigate. However, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides some protections for military service members navigating health and life insurance.
Military members given active duty orders … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: What You Need to Know About FOIAMarch 16, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is considered one of the strongest and most comprehensive open-records and open-meetings laws in the United States. The Arkansas law was enacted in 1967 by the General Assembly to … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: 2015’s Top 10March 09, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – In conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the top 10 most common complaints the Attorney General’s office received in 2015.
National Consumer … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: ‘Free’ Gift Cards Cost Your IdentityMarch 02, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Some shoppers across the Natural State are being targeted by con artists in an attempt to steal personal and financial information about these consumers.
Scammers are mailing fake gift cards, some for as much as $500, for … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: Military Saves WeekFebruary 24, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Financial responsibility is an important part of everyday life, especially for military service members as they prepare for a number of uncertainties, including potential deployments. The Military Saves program is a component of … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: Fake IRS Calls Scam ConsumersFebruary 17, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Scam artists are continuing to pose as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents, attempting to pressure Arkansans into turning over personal information or cash. They often demand that the consumer share private information in … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Target Utility RatepayersFebruary 10, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Some Arkansas homeowners and small business owners are receiving phone calls threatening to shut off utility services due to an unpaid bill, but these calls are likely another way for scam artists to take money from hard-working … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: Tax Refund Fraud on the RiseFebruary 03, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – The Federal Trade Commission reports a 47 percent spike in identity thefts in 2015, with the biggest contributor being tax refund fraud.
Tax refund fraud occurs when a Social Security number is stolen and used to file a tax … - Read More >