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It’s No Mystery, It’s A Scam

July 18, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about the resurgence of the secret shoppers" or "mystery shoppers" scam. In the last few weeks

Odds Are You’re Not a Winner

July 11, 2008 LITTLE ROCK A lottery scam is not a new phenomenon. In fact, every day, thousands of Arkansans are notified, usually by email, that they are big winners in international sweepstakes. The allure of a million dollar payout, or more, can be …   - Read More >

Don’t Drive Off with a Bad Deal

July 08, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to provide Arkansans with tips on how to get the most bang for their buck when buying a car. With the end of the model year approaching

Fireworks Pose Holiday Hazard

July 03, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Traditionally, Americans celebrate our Independence Day with fireworks. While fireworks can be a lot of fun for the whole family, they can also pose a serious threat to users and to innocent onlookers. In 2007, in fact, about …   - Read More >

When Good Will Goes Bad

June 20, 2008 LITTLE ROCK From floods to tornadoes, summertime is not always such a fun time, especially for victims of natural disasters. 35,000 people have been displaced and 24 killed so far as the Mississippi River continues to overflow its northern …   - Read More >

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? FRAUD.

June 13, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Recently, sales people have been canvassing Little Rock neighborhoods selling home security systems at purportedly discounted rates in exchange for placing the company's sign on the homeowner's property. While the offer sounds …   - Read More >


June 06, 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. In …   - Read More >


May 30, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Have you received a phone call or letter in the mail recently regarding the expiration of your car's warranty? If you have, beware. While this may seem like legitimate correspondence from your car's manufacturer or your …   - Read More >

Don’t Fall for the Quake Shakedown

May 23, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Earlier this month an earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, rocked Sichuan province in western China, where more than 15 million people live. Already, the disaster has left 5 million people homeless, claimed 55,000 …   - Read More >

Businesses Beware Phony Placemats Pitch

May 16, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Businesses, as well as individual consumers, can be targets for scam artists, who use a variety of ploys and tactics for the purposes of committing fraud. Most recently, the Public Protection Department of the Arkansas Attorney …   - Read More >