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Consumer Alert: Military Consumer Protection Day

July 08, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Military service members, veterans and their families are often subject to unfair, deceptive or abusive financial practices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began collecting data specific to military personnel …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Plan a Safe July 4

July 01, 2015

LITTLE ROCK - Since 1776, Americans have celebrated Independence Day with festivities ranging from barbecues and parades to concerts and fireworks. These traditions are great opportunities for family and friends to gather and celebrate the …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Avoiding Vacation Scams

June 24, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – School is out for the summer, and many Arkansans are taking vacations. These trips can be great for relaxation and fun, but consumers should take precautions to protect themselves from scams and con artists. 

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Consumer Alert: Boating Safety

June 16, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans are looking for ways to cool down during the long summer days. Many will head to one of the State’s beautiful lakes or rivers. With more than 200,000 boats registered statewide according to the Arkansas Game and Fish …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Stay Safe in the Water

June 08, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Pools are opening for the summer, and families are heading to lakes and beaches to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. All of this means more people will be spending hot summer days in and around the water.

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Consumer Alert: Make Sure a Scam Does Not Ruin Your Wedding

May 28, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Summer weddings are common in Arkansas, and brides and grooms are currently making final preparations. However, couples need to take proper precautions to avoid having their big day turn into a big pay day for con artists posing …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Car Sellers Beware

May 22, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Reports are increasing of a scam targeting the private, online sale of vehicles. The National Insurance Crime Bureau is warning consumers of a scheme targeting people selling vehicles on the popular online marketplace, …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Don’t Get Over Your Head in Flood Damage

May 15, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Weekend storms and heavy rainfall caused damage and destruction across Arkansas. An EF2 tornado touched down in Nashville Sunday night killing two and destroying structures in its path. Meanwhile, high water is creating another …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Your Identity is Stolen. Now What?

May 07, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Identity thieves can hit at any time, wrecking your financial integrity. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Consumer Sentinel Network, nearly 2,500 Arkansans filed ID theft complaints in 2014, ranking the Natural …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Be Cautious When Helping With International Disasters

April 30, 2015

LITTLE ROCK –  A recent report in ranks Arkansas as one of the top 10 states for charitable giving in 2014, and many Arkansans will continue that trend by helping those in Nepal who are suffering in the aftermath of last …   - Read More >