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CONSUMER ALERT: BEST BET IS TO HANDLE CREDIT CARD DEBT ON YOUR OWN

August 10, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Few people would turn down the legitimate opportunity to lower the interest rates charged by their credit card issuers, but often, companies who claim they can negotiate significantly lower interest rates for a small, up-front …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: ODDS ARE AGAINST BIG SWEEPSTAKES WINS

August 03, 2011 LITTLE ROCK When you hear from a stranger via the phone or email, Congratulations, youre a winner, beware. The odds are high that you are not. In fact, every year, thousands of Arkansans are notified, usually by email, that they are big …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: USE CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH CHIROPRACTIC RUNNERS

July 27, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Because of recent complaints, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued todays consumer alert to warn Arkansans about the use of runners by some chiropractors eager to increase business in Arkansas. Runners are companies or …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: BE A SMART ANTIQUE SHOPPER

July 20, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Many Arkansans love antiques, and even casual buyers enjoy spending carefree summer days travelling the back roads of the state on antiquing adventures. Buying and selling antiques and collectibles, after all, is big business. As …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: MAKING THE SWITCH FROM WATTS TO LUMENS

July 13, 2011 LITTLE ROCK When shoppers look for light bulbs, one of the first things they check is the wattage. Starting next year, though, lumens will be the measure consumers will want to look for on light bulb labels. Wattage only tells you how much …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: PROGRAM HELPS LOW-INCOME ARKANSANS KEEP COOL THIS SUMMER

July 06, 2011 LITTLE ROCK When its as hot as it has been this summer, many Arkansans face crippling energy bills simply from trying to keep their homes at bearable temperatures. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued todays consumer alert to inform …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T HAVE VACATION RUINED BY SCAM ARTISTS

June 29, 2011 LITTLE ROCK - If you're still working on plans for a summer vacation, you may be tempted by an offer that seems like quite the deal but in reality is a ploy to get your money. Unfortunately

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY SAFELY

June 27, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Fireworks stands across the state are starting to do big business as Arkansans prepare to celebrate the Independence Day weekend. Because Attorney General Dustin McDaniel hopes everyone has a safe and happy holiday, he issued …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ONLINE SHOPPING

June 22, 2011 LITTLE ROCK As more of us shop online Internet sales of retail goods are predicted to rise 7 percent and total just under $200 billion this year tips for keeping virtual transactions safe and secure are something we all need. Many people …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT

June 15, 2011 LITTLE ROCK The Internet is a common and increasingly essential part of everyones life, utilized for bill payments, shopping and a variety of everyday activities. However, Internet users may also be targets for criminals who use personal or …   - Read More >