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Part-time Job Scams Mean Full-time Troubles

July 27, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Most of us would welcome the opportunity to make a little extra money with little effort. Accordingly, when consumers get emails or read ads in the newspaper about part-time jobs that will only require a couple hours of work per …   - Read More >

Businesses Beware of Fax Phishing Scheme

July 20, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Recently, the Public Protection Department of the Attorney General's Office has received inquiries from business owners who have gotten official-looking faxes from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The fax …   - Read More >

Take Steps to Keep Your Identity Safe

July 13, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Recently, Certegy Check Services, Inc., a national check verification and collection service company, experienced a data breach when an employee stole consumers' personal information, sold that information to a data broker that, …   - Read More >

Small Businesses Beware of City Map Scam

July 06, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Advertising is a good way to put one's business on the map: if more people know about your product, more people are likely to buy it. Recently, however, the Public Protection Department of the Attorney General's Office has …   - Read More >

HUD Tracers Offer Dud Deal

June 29, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Imagine picking up the phone and hearing somebody on the other end tell you that the federal government owes you money. Sounds too good to be true, right? In fact, Arkansans and people across the country get these phone calls …   - Read More >

Don’t Make Hasty Health Care Decisions

June 22, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Medicare Advantage plans are private insurance plan options available to Medicare beneficiaries. While they are not new, these plans are now the fastest growing segment of the Medicare market. At the same time, however, the …   - Read More >

Don’t Pay It Forward

June 08, 2007 LITTLE ROCK With summertime close upon us, many Arkansans, especially students, will log onto the Internet to try and pick up some extra work and earn some extra pocket money. While many legitimate employment opportunities exist online, many …   - Read More >

McDaniel Reaches Deal with ChoicePoint

June 01, 2007 LITTLE ROCK ChoicePoint is a provider of identification and credential verification services to businesses, government and non-profit organizations. Among other things, the company collects, maintains, and distributes consumers personally …   - Read More >

Prayer Rug Pitch Wears Thin

May 25, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Among the most admirable qualities of Arkansans and Americans nationwide is their natural and appropriate inclination to respond to charitable solicitations with generous giving. By giving to charities, it is not unusual to expect …   - Read More >

High Gas Prices

May 18, 2007 LITTLE ROCK As the summer travel season begins, vacationers nationwide hit the road. Traditionally, this increase in demand for gasoline has resulted in increased gasoline prices throughout the summer, and this year is no different. However, …   - Read More >