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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 >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS

June 13, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Its a rite of Spring for college-bound Arkansans: The search for scholarship money to help defray the cost of higher education. Unfortunately, some scholarship hunters in Arkansas this year may fall prey to scam artists looking …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: ATTORNEY GENERAL FOCUSES ON CYBER SAFETY

June 08, 2011 LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas Attorney Generals office is committed to keeping children safe and, with June being Internet Safety Month, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to remind Arkansans of the tools provided by his office to help …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: STAY SAFE ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

June 01, 2011 LITTLE ROCK With the end of school, many children and teens are at home during the summer months with lots of time on their hands which often translates to many more hours on social networking sites. While they may provide a sense of …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: SOME TIPS TO EASE AIR TRAVEL

May 25, 2011 LITTLE ROCK - Few things put a bigger crimp in a long-awaited family vacation than to arrive at the airport only to hear that your flight has been cancelled or that you or a family member have been bumped" off the plane. "Consumers need to be …   - Read More >