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CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID UNNECESSARY SCARES THIS HALLOWEEN

October 19, 2011 LITTLE ROCK With Halloween lurking just around the corner, many Arkansans are busy making plans for the autumn holiday, decorating porches and front doors, buying sweets to hand out to trick-or-treaters and selecting scary -- or not-so-scary …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: MEASURE FIREWOOD BEFORE YOU BUY

October 12, 2011 LITTLE ROCK The air is starting to cool and the leaves are starting to change from greens to reds and golds, and that means its the time of year that many Arkansans buy firewood. To help consumers make smart purchases, Attorney General …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: BE WARY OF TICKET RESELLERS

October 05, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- When the Razorbacks are winning, tickets to University of Arkansas football games become a hot commodity, whether the team is playing in Fayetteville or in Little Rock. Hog fans hoping to score a seat at one of the big games …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: KNOW HOW TO PREVENT FIRE-RELATED DEATHS

September 28, 2011 While deaths caused by fire have gradually decreased over the last several years, they are still much too common. On average, in 2009, someone died in a fire about every 175 minutes and someone was injured every 31 minutes. According to the …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: NEW SCHEME TARGETS DISTRESSED HOMEOWNERS

September 21, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- With the foreclosure crisis continuing, financially distressed Arkansas homeowners should remain wary of offers to assist the homeowner in avoiding foreclosure. Along with the foreclosure rescue and mortgage modification scams …   - Read More >

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 >