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What Your Social Security Number Means to Your Financial Security

December 19, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - This week the Federal Trade Commission released a report recommending five ways to help prevent identity theft and the misappropriation of Social Security numbers. Criminals obtain the SSNs of the victims they impersonate and …   - Read More >

Opt-Out of Pre-recorded Telemarketing Messages

December 12, 2008 LITTLE ROCK--As of December 1, 2008, consumers have a new tool at their disposal to avoid receiving most prerecorded telemarketing calls. Recently the Federal Trade Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) was amended to better protect …   - Read More >

Avoid Holiday Decorating Hazards

December 05, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - After Thanksgiving, many Americans start to decorate for the holidays, and while decorations add seasonal flare to any home, putting them up can be risky business. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about …   - Read More >

Don’t Let Your Money Go Up in Smoke

November 21, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - With the cooler weather moving into Arkansas, many consumers may begin to think about purchasing firewood. Accordingly, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to help clarify certain aspects of purchasing …   - Read More >

Know What You’re Giving with a Gift Card

November 14, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - With the holiday shopping season approaching, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to encourage Arkansans to read the fine print when it comes to gift cards. Gift cards make great presents but if you plan …   - Read More >

Don’t Subscribe to a Scam

November 07, 2008 LITTLE ROCK-- Telemarketers call consumers daily in an attempt to sell everything from vacation packages to household services. Consumers should exercise caution before purchasing products or entering into agreements, like those involving …   - Read More >

Winterize Your Home, Minimize Your Bill

October 31, 2008 LITTLE ROCK-- With colder weather approaching, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to provide Arkansans with tips on how to save money by saving energy this winter.By making a few improvements around the house

How to Keep Your Good Name From Going Bad

October 24, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - This week is National Protect Your Identity Week

Medicare Advantage Plans: What You Need to Know

October 17, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - Last year, the Attorney General, in partnership with the state's Insurance Commissioner, undertook a public awareness effort to warn Arkansas's Medicare beneficiaries of deceptive marketing practices by Medicare Advantage …   - Read More >

Don’t Get Fleeced by a Financial Scam

October 10, 2008 LITTLE ROCK--Scammers are trying to capitalize on the recent economic turmoil by rehashing some of their favorite solicitation schemes, like those involving the IRS and Treasury Department. Thus, today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued …   - Read More >