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CONSUMER ALERT: BE WARY OF WORK-AT-HOME OPPORTUNITIES

March 23, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Advertisements for opportunities to make good money while working at home abound, many of them sounding too good to be true. Unfortunately, too many of them are just that. Legitimate opportunities to work at home are few and …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: NATIONAL SUNSHINE WEEK

March 16, 2011 LITTLE ROCK: National Sunshine Week is celebrated in March, so its a good time to remind Arkansans of their rights under the states Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) -- an act considered one of the strongest sunshine laws in the country. …   - Read More >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: GIVE ONLY TO REPUTABLE CHARITIES

March 11, 2011 LITTLE ROCK News of todays devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan have many Arkansans seeking ways they can help. Natural State residents are known for their generosity and will likely give money to aid in rescue and relief efforts. …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T BE FOOLED BY FAVORITE GRANDSON” SCAM”

March 09, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Most grandparents would do anything within their power for their grandchildren, and, unfortunately, some unscrupulous people take advantage of this generosity through what has become known as the Favorite Grandson Scam."The …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: NEW ‘BATH SALTS’ NOT FOR RELAXING

March 02, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Until recently, nothing about a box of bath salts seemed ominous. The same thing could be said for plant food. Recently both of those terms have been hijacked and are now used as cover for a new set of designer drugs that are …   - Read More >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: RISING GAS PRICES PROMPT CONCERNS

February 25, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Turmoil in the Middle East is a major factor that has lead to higher prices at the gas pump for Arkansas consumers. The AAA said Friday that the national average cost per gallon for unleaded fuel rose by 5.9 cents overnight. That …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: GUIDEBOOK HELPS CONSUMERS UNDERSTAND LEMON LAW

February 23, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Everyone loves a new car. And its not just that new-car smell. New cars are usually more dependable than used cars. And new cars have manufacturers warranty protection.On the relatively rare occasion that problems arise, the …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO ARKANSANS

February 16, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Every day, the Attorney Generals Office receives dozens of calls from Arkansans with questions about consumer transactions or advertisements for consumer products or services. Many of those callers receive the information they …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: FREE TAX-FILING HELP AVAILABLE TO ARKANSANS

February 09, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Its the time of year when 1040 and 1099 are some unpopular numbers for Arkansans who decide to put down their own calculators and seek help in preparing and filing their tax returns. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: PATIENCE PAYS OFF THIS TAX SEASON

February 02, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- The lure of immediate cash in anticipation of a tax refund may have Arkansas consumers considering Refund Anticipation Loans, or RALs, this tax season. But patient taxpayers will receive a bigger payoff, while avoiding the …   - Read More >