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CONSUMER ALERT: TIMESHARE RESALE CAN BE TRICKY

May 11, 2011 LITTLE ROCK With vacation season fast approaching, many people are looking forward to spending time at a perfect get-away theyve found. Unfortunately, others are trying to unload the get-away they bought years ago a timeshare unit. The …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: DAMAGED VEHICLES MAY FLOOD MARKET AFTER STORMS

May 04, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Spring 2011 will be remembered as one of the wettest and stormiest for Arkansas in recent history. In addition to tornado damage and downpours that overfilled ditches, gutters, streets and fields, this spring also means that …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: DISPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS CORRECTLY

April 27, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Look in the medicine cabinets of many homes and you are likely to find out-of-date precription medicines sitting on the shelves. However, unused and unwanted prescription drugs pose a danger to consumers, as they can all too …   - Read More >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: PRICE-GOUGING LAW IN EFFECT

April 26, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Severe storms and flooding in our state have left widespread damage in their wake, with many Arkansans already starting to rebuild and repair. These natural disasters have prompted Gov. Beebe to declare a state of emergency, …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS ON UNORDERED MERCHANDISE

April 20, 2011 Occasionally, consumers call the Consumer Protection Division in the Office of Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to complain about receiving items in the mail they never ordered. One of the latest complaints involved a consumer who was being …   - Read More >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID STORM-CHASING CON ARTISTS

April 15, 2011 LITTLE ROCK - Arkansans today are starting to clean up the debris and downed trees left in the wake of severe storms that swept across the Natural State on Thursday night and early Friday. As they do so, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: NEW FORECLOSURES LAW HAS BENEFITS FOR HOMEOWNERS

April 13, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- The recent recession has made it more difficult for all of us to pay our bills, what with costs rising everywhere from the grocery store to the gas station. The weak economy has been particularly tough on some homeowners, whose …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: BEWARE OF ‘PHISHING’ FOR ACCOUNT INFORMATION

April 06, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- With the recent possible theft of millions of email addresses from a Dallas-based advertising company, several large companies behind brands such as Chase, Best Buy and Verizon worry that hackers may target their customers to …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: DO RESEARCH BEFORE JOINING HEALTH CLUB

March 30, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Blooming dogwoods, azaleas and tulips signify that spring has finally blossomed in the state, and it wont be long before its time to plan that first visit to the lake or the local swimming pool. No doubt, for many, that means …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: BE WARY OF WORK-AT-HOME OPPORTUNITIES

March 23, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Advertisements for opportunities to make good money while working at home abound, many of them sounding too good to be true. Unfortunately, too many of them are just that. Legitimate opportunities to work at home are few and …   - Read More >