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CONSUMER ALERT: SCRUTINIZE CREDIT-REPAIR OFFERS

October 09, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Consumers with bad credit may face higher interest rates on loans or other negative impacts as a result of their low credit scores, leading them to seek ways to improve their credit.

Though there is really no quick fix for …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR IMPROVING CREDIT SCORES

October 02, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Credit scores may affect a consumer’s ability to obtain a credit card, finance a loan at an affordable rate or even get a job. So, higher credit scores may result in tangible economic benefits for consumers.

Arkansas …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: BUSINESSES ARE ALSO SCAM TARGETS

September 25, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Scams come in many forms and they affect many targets. Increasingly, those targets are Arkansas small businesses. From fraud attempts in which a scammer tries to sell inferior office supplies to those in which businesses are …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS DEBT COLLECTION ABUSES

September 18, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Consumers who have fallen behind on paying their bills – and even some who haven’t – are most likely familiar with incessant calls from some debt collection agencies.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s Consumer Protection …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: COSTLY DEEDS MAY BE BAD DEAL

September 11, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – When Arkansas consumers sort through their mail, one official-looking solicitation may get their attention. It’s the hope of the solicitor to get their money, too.

Arkansas property owners have received solicitations from a …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: CONTEST ENTRIES MAY COME WITH CATCH

September 04, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Those drawings for free gifts may actually come with a cost to Arkansas consumers who submit contest entries at fairs and festivals this fall.

Consumers should expect to exchange their personal information for chances at …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMERS ARE FREQUENT TARGETS OF WIRE SCAMS

August 28, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Almost every consumer has been the target of a wire scam, whether it’s in an email about an international lottery prize or a phone call from an imposter posing as a distressed loved one.

Con artists employ countless tactics …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID THE TANGLES OF A ‘YO-YO’ SALE

August 21, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Naturally, most car buyers want to drive their new purchases off the lot as soon as they can. Often, this comes well before buyers receive approved  financing paperwork necessary to complete automobile purchases.

While it …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: WHAT CONSUMERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MOBILE APPS

August 14, 2013

LITTLE ROCK -- Need to keep up with class schedules and homework? There’s an app for that.

Solve a math problem? Find a cheap place to eat? There’s help at the touch of a button.

Install a virus or steal personal information? …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR YOUNG CONSUMERS ABOUT CREDIT CARDS

August 08, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Thousands of young Arkansans are now in their last days of preparing for college, where many for the first time will face new challenges, including concerns about how to pay for expenses from books to food to utility bills.
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