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Rent a Car the Right Way

March 14, 2008 LITTLE ROCK With spring break right around the corner, many Arkansans will be traveling across the country on vacation. To make their trips as smooth as possible, today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to provide …   - Read More >

Beware of Prisoner Phone Scam

February 29, 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; thus, …   - Read More >

The Downsides of Debt Relief

February 22, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Consumer debt has increased at a staggering pace in recent years. In 2007, the number of Americans filing for bankruptcy jumped by 40 percent, with more than 800,000 individuals seeking relief through bankruptcy last year alone. …   - Read More >

RALs Offer Raw Deal

February 15, 2008 LITTLE ROCK While the warmer weather may be a sign that spring is right around the corner, another season is already in full swing: tax season. Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about the …   - Read More >

Warning About Pay-Forwarding

February 08, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Most of us would not mind making extra money for little work; however, when such job opportunities come along, they are usually not legitimate employment. Accordingly, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert …   - Read More >

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 >