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Fireworks Pose Holiday Hazard

July 03, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Traditionally, Americans celebrate our Independence Day with fireworks. While fireworks can be a lot of fun for the whole family, they can also pose a serious threat to users and to innocent onlookers. In 2007, in fact, about …   - Read More >

When Good Will Goes Bad

June 20, 2008 LITTLE ROCK From floods to tornadoes, summertime is not always such a fun time, especially for victims of natural disasters. 35,000 people have been displaced and 24 killed so far as the Mississippi River continues to overflow its northern …   - Read More >

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? FRAUD.

June 13, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Recently, sales people have been canvassing Little Rock neighborhoods selling home security systems at purportedly discounted rates in exchange for placing the company's sign on the homeowner's property. While the offer sounds …   - Read More >

PRISON PHONE SCAM TARGETS WEST MEMPHIS

June 06, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Most of us dread the thought of getting a phone call from the police or hospital telling us that a loved one is ill or has been seriously injured. Unfortunately, scam artists prey on such emotions to defraud consumers. In …   - Read More >

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 >