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Tax Time Means New Scams

February 01, 2008 LITTLE ROCK As we enter the 2008 tax season, scam artists are coming up with new ways to take advantage of American taxpayers. Accordingly, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn consumers about the latest tax …   - Read More >

Don’t Be a Victim of Vishing

January 25, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Most Arkansans are familiar with phishing" schemes

No Quick Fixes for Bad Credit

January 18, 2008 LITTLE ROCK If you have less than perfect credit, you have probably received solicitations in the mail, heard radio spots or scene ads on T.V. from companies that offer to fix your credit for a fee. Often, such ads guarantee" that they can …   - Read More >

Test Your T.V. IQ: Analog or Digital?

January 11, 2008 LITTLE ROCK In 1996, the federal government passed a law requiring all analog television transmission to switch over to digital on February 17, 2009. With that date fast upon us, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to …   - Read More >

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 >