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CONSUMER ALERT: THINK THROUGH CHILD CARE CHOICES

September 14, 2011 LITTLE ROCK For many young families, child care during the day for pre-school youngsters or after school for elementary-aged children is a must because of parents working schedules. Therefore, selecting a center that provides quality child …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH CREDIT CARDS

September 07, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Beginning a college career entails many new freedoms as well as responsibilities. Learning how to wisely use a credit card falls into both camps. Even before this year's freshman class settled into their dorm rooms, the …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: NEW RULES HELP AIR TRAVELERS

August 31, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new set of consumer protections for air passengers that, in the words of the department, should make flying more convenient and hassle-free. Attorney General Dustin …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: SCAM TARGETS SENIOR CITIZENS

August 24, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Once again, Arkansans have become the target of fraudulent telephone solicitors seeking money and information. Recent reports indicate that these scam artists have been calling Medicare beneficiaries asking for personal …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: NEW SCAM TRIES TO FOOL ONLINE CAR BUYERS

August 17, 2011 LITTLE ROCK More and more people are searching for and finding their new vehicles online. Unfortunately, scam artist are aware of this virtual market and have found ways to take advantage of it. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel joins the …   - Read More >

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 >