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SOME AUTO WARRANTIES MAY ONLY GUARANTEE A BAD DEAL

May 30, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Have you received a phone call or letter in the mail recently regarding the expiration of your car's warranty? If you have, beware. While this may seem like legitimate correspondence from your car's manufacturer or your …   - Read More >

Don’t Fall for the Quake Shakedown

May 23, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Earlier this month an earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, rocked Sichuan province in western China, where more than 15 million people live. Already, the disaster has left 5 million people homeless, claimed 55,000 …   - Read More >

Businesses Beware Phony Placemats Pitch

May 16, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Businesses, as well as individual consumers, can be targets for scam artists, who use a variety of ploys and tactics for the purposes of committing fraud. Most recently, the Public Protection Department of the Arkansas Attorney …   - Read More >

Costly Deeds Offer a Dud Deal

May 09, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Sorting through the pile of solicitations you get in the mail each day, you may come across a pitch from the National Deed Service offering to sell you a certified copy of your property's deed for $69.50. In the solicitation it …   - Read More >

Cyber Buys Could Mean Real-time Trouble

May 02, 2008 LITTLE ROCK With many Arkansans attending multiple weddings and graduations this time of year, consumers will not only go to local stores to purchase gifts but they will also shop online. In fact, most wedding registries are accessible via …   - Read More >

Discount Health Care Plans May Leave You Shortchanged

April 25, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Accessing affordable health care is not only a concern for Arkansans, but for the entire country. As usual, where there is a need experienced by consumers, there will be some less-than-honorable providers trying to take …   - Read More >

Don’t Fuel Up on a Fraud

April 18, 2008 LITTLE ROCK High gas prices have motivated many consumers to look for new ways in which to conserve fuel and money. Accordingly, when products that promise to increase fuel efficiency are advertised, energy-conscious consumers take notice. …   - Read More >

Springtime is Scam-time

April 11, 2008 LITTLE ROCK The spring season naturally motivates many Arkansans to get outside and tackle necessary home improvement projects that can't be done during the cold of the winter or the heat of the summer. At the same time, however, spring is …   - Read More >

Watch Out for Fair Weather Contractors

April 04, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Arkansas has been hit by a range of severe weather, from flooding to most recently, tornadoes. When these tragic events happen, most Arkansans want to dig deep, roll up their sleeves and help in the recovery and rebuilding …   - Read More >

Protect Your Financial Health, Hang-Up the Phone

March 28, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Most of us are used to getting calls from telemarketers, and we simply know to hang-up the phone or politely refuse to buy what they are selling. However, a new telemarketing scam has hit Arkansas and claimed at least 10 …   - Read More >