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CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T LET WINTER WEATHER PUT CHILL ON HOME HEATING

January 19, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- At this time of year, Arkansans can anticipate that winter precipitation will impact everything from school schedules to sporting events, and most Arkansans wisely stock up on groceries and stay near home to avoid hazardous …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: DISCOUNTED PHONE SERVICE AVAILABLE TO LOW-INCOME ARKANSANS

January 12, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- Recent reports from Arkansas residents regarding direct mail solicitations offering free local phone service and free long distance have prompted Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to issue a consumer alert today warning of these …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: RULE OFFERS NEW PROTECTIONS FOR DISTRESSED HOMEOWNERS

January 05, 2011 LITTLE ROCK -- At a time when some homeowners are struggling to pay their mortgages, so-called mortgage relief services have been more aggressive in offering loan modification help. Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: BE WARY OF CALLER ID ‘SPOOFING’

December 29, 2010 LITTLE ROCK Arkansans recently have seen a marked increase in the practice commonly known as Caller ID spoofing, which involves the display of a number on a persons Caller ID that is not the number of the originating caller. Just as e-mail …   - Read More >

SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: WHAT ARKANSANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DUPLICATE SUGAR BOWL TICKETS

December 28, 2010 LITTLE ROCK Ticketmaster announced earlier this month that it had mistakenly issued about 3,200 duplicate tickets to ticket buyers for the Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl game between Arkansas and Ohio State. Accordingly, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING TIPS

December 22, 2010 LITTLE ROCK -- As Arkansas consumers rush through their last-minute Christmas shopping lists, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert today regarding extended warranties and service plans from retailers. As Arkansans are …   - Read More >

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT: THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW

December 15, 2010 LITTLE ROCK Medicare's Annual Open Enrollment runs from Nov. 15 - Dec. 31. During the Open Enrollment period, current and newly eligible Medicare recipients can review current health and prescription drug coverage, compare health and drug …   - Read More >

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 >