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AG Addresses Payday Lending Settlement Inquiries

November 20, 2009 LITTLE ROCK--Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today issued a statement regarding the proposed settlement of a private class action lawsuit against Advance America, one of the largest payday lenders in the country. Although the Attorney …   - Read More >

Smishing: Don’t Believe Every Text

November 13, 2009 LITTLE ROCKPhishing" is a term used to describe a con-artists attempt to solicit your sensitive personal information

Don’t Let Your Money Go Up in Smoke

November 06, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - With the cooler weather already moving into Arkansas, many consumers may begin to think about purchasing firewood. Accordingly, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to help clarify certain aspects of …   - Read More >

Wired for Fraud

October 30, 2009 LITTLE ROCK Scam artists are always trying to design new ways to defraud people out of their hard-earned money. Often times the scam isnt brand new but instead has a new lure to bait victims. Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued …   - Read More >

McDaniel Joins FDA in Warning about Buying H1N1 Drugs Online

October 23, 2009 LITTLE ROCK -Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a consumer alert today to inform Arkansans of the risks of buying H1N1 (swine flu) treatments over the Internet. Although drugs that treat the disease are in high demand, purchasing them …   - Read More >

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

October 22, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - This week has been designated National Protect Your Identity Week." As part of this national effort to raise awareness

Don’t Get Swept Up in a Chimney Sweep Scam

October 16, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - If your home has a chimney, you could be the target of a scam. Each year homeowners receive unsolicited offers, either through a knock at the door or a flyer in the mail, for a low-cost chimney cleaning. While the offers …   - Read More >

You Don’t Have to be on a Game Show to Use Your Lifeline

October 09, 2009 LITTLE ROCK -Certain consumers may be eligible to receive discounted phone service, and today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to inform Arkansans about the Lifeline" and "Link-Up" programs. "In these tough …   - Read More >

Employers Beware: Poster Predators on the Prowl

October 02, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a consumer alert to Arkansas employers about required business notices. Even though state and federal laws require the posting of certain notices at businesses, these laws do not …   - Read More >

Don’t Be Harassed by Debt

September 25, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - In such tough economic times, many people are struggling to make ends meet and finding themselves behind on mortgage, credit and bill payments. Unfortunately for these consumers, calls from bill collectors have become an …   - Read More >