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CONSUMER ALERT: FREE TAX-FILING HELP AVAILABLE TO ARKANSANS

February 09, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Its the time of year when 1040 and 1099 are some unpopular numbers for Arkansans who decide to put down their own calculators and seek help in preparing and filing their tax returns. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: PATIENCE PAYS OFF THIS TAX SEASON

February 02, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- The lure of immediate cash in anticipation of a tax refund may have Arkansas consumers considering Refund Anticipation Loans, or RALs, this tax season. But patient taxpayers will receive a bigger payoff, while avoiding the …   - Read More >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: PROTECT YOUR ONLINE DATA

January 28, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Everyone uses the Internet to shop, pay bills or stay in touch with friends, but many computer users unknowingly leave themselves vulnerable to financial fraud or privacy invasions. In recognition of Data Privacy Day, Attorney …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: UTILITY-BILL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE ARKANSANS

January 26, 2011 LITTLE ROCK With winter having already taken its annual grip on the state, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today issued this consumer alert to inform Arkansans about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is a …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T LET WINTER WEATHER PUT CHILL ON HOME HEATING

January 19, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- At this time of year, Arkansans can anticipate that winter precipitation will impact everything from school schedules to sporting events, and most Arkansans wisely stock up on groceries and stay near home to avoid hazardous …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: DISCOUNTED PHONE SERVICE AVAILABLE TO LOW-INCOME ARKANSANS

January 12, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Recent reports from Arkansas residents regarding direct mail solicitations offering free local phone service and free long distance have prompted Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to issue a consumer alert today warning of these …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: RULE OFFERS NEW PROTECTIONS FOR DISTRESSED HOMEOWNERS

January 05, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- At a time when some homeowners are struggling to pay their mortgages, so-called mortgage relief services have been more aggressive in offering loan modification help. Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: BE WARY OF CALLER ID ‘SPOOFING’

December 29, 2010 LITTLE ROCK Arkansans recently have seen a marked increase in the practice commonly known as Caller ID spoofing, which involves the display of a number on a persons Caller ID that is not the number of the originating caller. Just as e-mail …   - Read More >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: WHAT ARKANSANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DUPLICATE SUGAR BOWL TICKETS

December 28, 2010 LITTLE ROCK Ticketmaster announced earlier this month that it had mistakenly issued about 3,200 duplicate tickets to ticket buyers for the Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl game between Arkansas and Ohio State. Accordingly, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING TIPS

December 22, 2010 LITTLE ROCK -- As Arkansas consumers rush through their last-minute Christmas shopping lists, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert today regarding extended warranties and service plans from retailers. As Arkansans are …   - Read More >