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Watch for Fake Treasury Checks

January 04, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Fake check scams are not uncommon or new; however, in certain parts of northeast Arkansas, consumers have recently received checks in the mail that appear to be from the United States Treasury. The check is similar to a tax-refund …   - Read More >

Fend Off the Cold, Save Your Money

December 28, 2007 LITTLE ROCK With the official start of winter, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to provide Arkansans with tips on how to make their homes more cost-efficient during the cold months ahead. By taking a few easy …   - Read More >

Know the Rule Before You Order

December 21, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Ordering goods by phone, mail or over the Internet is a convenient way to beat the crowds at retail stores during the holiday season. To ensure that consumers get what they pay for and receive their goods within a reasonable …   - Read More >

Don’t Get Reeled-in by Medicare Phishing Scheme

December 14, 2007 LITTLE ROCK More than 400,000 Arkansans are enrolled in Medicare, and recently, the Attorney General's Office has received numerous complaints about a phishing scheme targeting these beneficiaries. While this scam is not new, Attorney …   - Read More >

How’s Your Gift Card IQ?

December 07, 2007 LITTLE ROCK With the holiday shopping season in full-swing, 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 >

Decorate with Care

November 30, 2007 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 >

Know Your Rights Before You Fly

November 16, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday travel season, and as many Arkansans head to the airport next week to either board a flight or pickup those returning home for the holiday, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this …   - Read More >

Favorite Grandson Scam

November 09, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Scam artists will do just about anything to steal from seniors, including posing as a favorite grandson or granddaughter. The favorite grandson" scam is not new

Beware of Bogus IRS Refund Emails

November 02, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Every April, people rush to turn in their federal tax forms, hoping to get a big refund check in return from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But imagine opening up your inbox in November and reading an email, seemingly from …   - Read More >

FTC Amends Expiration Policy for Numbers on National Do Not Call Registry

October 26, 2007 LITTLE ROCK In her testimony before Congress this week, Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, Lydia Parnes announced that the FTC will not drop any phone numbers on its National Do Not Call Registry based …   - Read More >