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CONSUMER ALERT: STATE LAW KEEPS HOMEOWNERS INFORMED

February 08, 2012

LITTLE ROCK -- The ongoing recession has made it difficult for some Arkansas consumers to pay their bills in a timely fashion. Costs are rising everywhere, from the grocery store to the gas station. The weak economy has been particularly …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: FREE TAX PREPARATION HELP AVAILABLE TO CONSUMERS

February 01, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - With the arrival of February, Arkansans will begin to prepare and file their tax returns. Rather than handle the calculations and paperwork themselves, countless Arkansans will look to tax preparation services for help with …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: SOME TAX REFUND PRODUCTS ARE COSTLY TO CONSUMERS

January 25, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Patience is a virtue that clearly pays off for Arkansas consumers who decline offers of immediate cash this tax season.

Advertised as a way for financially-strapped consumers to pocket their federal tax refunds immediately, …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID FALLING VICTIM TO EXTORTION SCHEME

January 18, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Con artists posing as federal law enforcement agents have targeted consumers, including some Arkansans, recently as part of an international extortion scheme that has previously surfaced in other parts of the country.

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CONSUMER ALERT: READ FINE PRINT BEFORE BUYING WATER-LINE WARRANTIES

January 11, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - A type of warranty being offered to many Arkansas consumers is intended to provide protection for water service lines. Instead, consumers who purchase the product may be throwing their money down the drain.

Arkansas …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHEN DEBT COLLECTORS COME CALLING

January 04, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - For many, economic times are still tough and ends are hard to meet. Add the recent splurge for holiday gifts, and it's not surprising that some people are falling behind on mortgage, credit card and other bill payments. Once …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: REAP POST-HOLIDAY SAVINGS BY WINTERIZING HOME

December 28, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Now that all the gifts have been opened and the holiday bills are waiting to be paid, its the perfect time to winterize your home and start saving some money in the process. The average American family wastes 20 percent to 40 …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: THINK TWICE BEFORE BUYING EXTENDED WARRANTIES

December 21, 2011 LITTLE ROCK The Christmas shopping season is nearing its end, which, for many, means they only need to purchase a final few gifts. Others, however, are just now crossing off the first names on their Christmas lists. Whether you are at the …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: KEEP HOLIDAYS SAFE AND INJURY FREE

December 14, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Twinkling lights, glowing candles and elaborate outdoor displays all provide much anticipated cheer during the holiday season. Unfortunately, in addition to putting smiles on faces, holiday decorations also lead to thousands of …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID SURPRISES WHEN SHOPPING FOR GIFT CARDS

December 07, 2011 Chances are, someone on your Christmas list this year hopes a gift card to his or her favorite store will be waiting under the Christmas tree. In recent years, gift cards have become one of the most of not the most requested Christmas …   - Read More >