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How to Keep Your Good Name From Going Bad

October 24, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - This week is National Protect Your Identity Week

Medicare Advantage Plans: What You Need to Know

October 17, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - Last year, the Attorney General, in partnership with the state's Insurance Commissioner, undertook a public awareness effort to warn Arkansas's Medicare beneficiaries of deceptive marketing practices by Medicare Advantage …   - Read More >

Don’t Get Fleeced by a Financial Scam

October 10, 2008 LITTLE ROCK--Scammers are trying to capitalize on the recent economic turmoil by rehashing some of their favorite solicitation schemes, like those involving the IRS and Treasury Department. Thus, today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued …   - Read More >

Don’t Get Tricked by the Treat of a Fake Check

October 03, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - Counterfeit check schemes can take many forms. For instance, you may receive a prize check in the mail from an international lottery, even though you didn't enter the sweepstakes. Alternatively, you may be contacted about a …   - Read More >

Government Money Not Granted by Telemarketers

September 26, 2008 LITTLE ROCK -Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office has recently received an increased number of consumer inquiries regarding offers of easy access to grant money available from the U.S. government. Consumers are receiving calls in which …   - Read More >

A Preventable Problem

September 19, 2008 Fire-related deaths occur at an alarming rate in the United States. On average, in 2005, someone died in a fire about every two hours and someone was injured every 29 minutes. Four out of five of these deaths occurred in the home. Even …   - Read More >

Be Smart about Credit

September 08, 2008 Becoming an adult is a wondrous event for most young people. In Arkansas, the age of 18 is considered adult status and that status brings with it many responsibilities. One of the things that can occur at age 18 is that consumers can apply …   - Read More >

Bogus Collectors Use Extortion

August 29, 2008 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 >

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse: An Alarming Trend

August 22, 2008 According to a recent study, prescription drug abuse by Arkansas teenagers between the ages of 12-17 is higher than prescription drug abuse by teens in any other state in the nation. Yet, Arkansas teenagers are not alone in experiencing this …   - Read More >

Don’t Leave Your Data Behind

August 15, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to remind Arkansas consumers to guard against the potential exposure of personal information when buying a new cell phone or other mobile electronic device.The …   - Read More >