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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 >


FUNERAL RULE HELPS PROTECT CONSUMERS IN TIMES OF GRIEF

February 19, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Upon the death of a loved one, grieving family members must quickly make decisions about funeral arrangements. Those decisions may be difficult for the bereaved at a time of such emotional duress.

The array of options – …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMERS TARGETED BY “ONE-RING” PHONE SCAM

February 12, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Curiosity may prove to be costly for consumers in an emerging scam that has targeted thousands of people across the country.

Known as the “one-ring” scam, it’s identified as such because con artists use automated, random …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID POST-STORM SCAMS

February 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 CONCERNS

January 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 DAY

January 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 AVAILABLE

January 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 COSTLY

January 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 THEFT

January 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 CLUB

January 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 >