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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 >

CONSUMER ALERT: NATIONAL SUNSHINE WEEK

March 16, 2011 LITTLE ROCK: National Sunshine Week is celebrated in March, so its a good time to remind Arkansans of their rights under the states Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) -- an act considered one of the strongest sunshine laws in the country. …   - Read More >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: GIVE ONLY TO REPUTABLE CHARITIES

March 11, 2011 LITTLE ROCK News of todays devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan have many Arkansans seeking ways they can help. Natural State residents are known for their generosity and will likely give money to aid in rescue and relief efforts. …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T BE FOOLED BY FAVORITE GRANDSON” SCAM”

March 09, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Most grandparents would do anything within their power for their grandchildren, and, unfortunately, some unscrupulous people take advantage of this generosity through what has become known as the Favorite Grandson Scam."The …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: NEW ‘BATH SALTS’ NOT FOR RELAXING

March 02, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Until recently, nothing about a box of bath salts seemed ominous. The same thing could be said for plant food. Recently both of those terms have been hijacked and are now used as cover for a new set of designer drugs that are …   - Read More >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: RISING GAS PRICES PROMPT CONCERNS

February 25, 2011 LITTLE ROCK Turmoil in the Middle East is a major factor that has lead to higher prices at the gas pump for Arkansas consumers. The AAA said Friday that the national average cost per gallon for unleaded fuel rose by 5.9 cents overnight. That …   - Read More >