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Know the Return Policy Before You Purchase

December 11, 2009 LITTLE ROCK With holiday shopping season in full swing, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to advise Arkansans to read store return policies carefully when making purchases.The National Retail Federation estimates …   - Read More >

Decorate with Flair, Not Flare

December 04, 2009 LITTLE ROCK After Thanksgiving, many Americans start to decorate for the holidays, and while decorations add seasonal flair to any home, putting them up can be risky business. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, …   - Read More >

Gift Cards: Know What You’re Giving

November 25, 2009 LITTLE ROCK With the holiday shopping season approaching, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to encourage Arkansans to read the fine print when it comes to gift cards. Gift cards make great presents

AG Addresses Payday Lending Settlement Inquiries

November 20, 2009 LITTLE ROCK--Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today issued a statement regarding the proposed settlement of a private class action lawsuit against Advance America, one of the largest payday lenders in the country. Although the Attorney …   - Read More >

Smishing: Don’t Believe Every Text

November 13, 2009 LITTLE ROCKPhishing" is a term used to describe a con-artists attempt to solicit your sensitive personal information

Don’t Let Your Money Go Up in Smoke

November 06, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - With the cooler weather already moving into Arkansas, many consumers may begin to think about purchasing firewood. Accordingly, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to help clarify certain aspects of …   - Read More >

Wired for Fraud

October 30, 2009 LITTLE ROCK Scam artists are always trying to design new ways to defraud people out of their hard-earned money. Often times the scam isnt brand new but instead has a new lure to bait victims. Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued …   - Read More >

McDaniel Joins FDA in Warning about Buying H1N1 Drugs Online

October 23, 2009 LITTLE ROCK -Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a consumer alert today to inform Arkansans of the risks of buying H1N1 (swine flu) treatments over the Internet. Although drugs that treat the disease are in high demand, purchasing them …   - Read More >

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

October 22, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - This week has been designated National Protect Your Identity Week." As part of this national effort to raise awareness

Don’t Get Swept Up in a Chimney Sweep Scam

October 16, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - If your home has a chimney, you could be the target of a scam. Each year homeowners receive unsolicited offers, either through a knock at the door or a flyer in the mail, for a low-cost chimney cleaning. While the offers …   - Read More >