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AVOID HOLIDAY SHOPPING TRAPS

December 13, 2010 LITTLE ROCK -- The holiday shopping season is here, and every shopper is in a rush to check every item off her list, but Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today advises all of the eager shoppers to add one item to the check list before hitting …   - Read More >

THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND PUBLIC MEETINGS

December 01, 2010 LITTLE ROCK Act 93 of 1967, commonly known as the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, maintains that it is vital in a democratic society for the public's business to be conducted in public, so that Arkansans can be aware of public-policy …   - Read More >

THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND PUBLIC RECORDS

November 24, 2010 LITTLE ROCK - A landmark Arkansas Supreme Court decision in 1968 declared that the state's Freedom of Information Act was passed wholly in the public interest_" That decision made clear that the right to know was indeed one granted to the …   - Read More >

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: ARKANSANS’ RIGHT TO KNOW

November 17, 2010 LITTLE ROCK -- On Feb. 14, 1967, Arkansas adopted one of the strongest and most comprehensive Freedom of Information Acts in the nation. The intent of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act is to provide access to information in an open and …   - Read More >

SWEET CHARITY, SOMETIMES SCAMS, NOVEMBER 10, 2010

November 10, 2010 LITTLE ROCK According to a November 2010 report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, private donations to the 400 largest U.S. charities have fallen 11 percent, the largest annual decline since the organization began its Philanthropy 400 …   - Read More >

GOT DEBT? BEWARE OFFERS OF EASY SOLUTION

November 03, 2010 LITTLE ROCK- It sounds too good to be true and quite often it is: debt relief, debt settlement, and debt negotiation company ads claim that the companies they represent can reduce or eliminate your unsecured debt. On October 27, 2010, new …   - Read More >

IMPROVING ARKANSASS CREDIT SCORE, OCTOBER 27, 2010

October 27, 2010 IMPROVING ARKANSASS CREDIT SCORELITTLE ROCK- According to at least one nationwide study, Arkansas residents rank last when it comes to credit scores. The study reveals that the national credit score average is 666, while the Arkansas average …   - Read More >

IDENTITY THEFT AWARENESS: October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010 IDENTITY THEFT AWARENESSLITTLE ROCK This week is National Protect Your Identity Week

BOGUS LOANS, BOGUS CALLS

October 13, 2010 LITTLE ROCK-- Scam artists are always trying to design new ways to defraud people out of their hard-earned money. The Arkansas Attorney Generals Office has recently received complaints from Arkansas consumers concerning threatening phone …   - Read More >

ONLINE AUCTION SITE PROTECTION, October 6, 2010

October 06, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010CONTACT: AARON SADLERaaron.sadler@arkansasag.gov ONLINE AUCTION SITE PROTECTIONLITTLE ROCK-- Online auction websites have become attractive retail destinations for …   - Read More >