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Extortion Moves Online

May 04, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Most of us treat spam as a simple nuisance, but one scam takes spam to a new, frightening level. Imagine opening an email and reading a message from an alleged hit man, claiming that you are his next target unless you pay him …   - Read More >

Attention Sony CD Buyers

April 26, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this alert to remind affected consumers of their right to submit a claim for settlement benefits or repair reimbursement from Sony BMG as a result of harmful content-protection …   - Read More >

Helpful Hints for Avoiding Home Repair Scams

April 20, 2007 LITTLE ROCK The spring season naturally motivates many Arkansans to get outside and tackle necessary home improvement projects that can't be done during the cold of the winter or the heat of the summer. At the same time, however, spring is …   - Read More >

Don’t Dial a Scam Artist

April 13, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about a phone scam involving the 809 area code. In this scam, consumers receive a phone call, email, voice message or numeric page telling them …   - Read More >

Rebate Reality Check

April 06, 2007 LITTLE ROCK A rebate offer is one way in which companies entice consumers to buy their goods, especially expensive items like cell phones and televisions. To take advantage of a rebate offer, usually the consumer has to buy the item at full …   - Read More >

Be Aware of Free Money Scams

March 23, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about a new scam soliciting secret shoppers." Recently the Public Protection Department of the Office of the Attorney General has received …   - Read More >

Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

March 16, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its dirty dozen" list of top tax scams. Every year around this time

Beware of Fake FBI Email Scam

March 09, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about a new lottery scam perpetrated via email. In this scam, an email tells consumers that they have won a $1 million prize in the Gladwin …   - Read More >

When Disaster Strikes

March 02, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Arkansas has been hit by a range of severe weather, most recently Bradley, Desha, Drew and Union counties were ravaged by tornadoes. When these tragic events happen, most Arkansans want to dig deep, roll up their sleeves and help …   - Read More >

It Pays to be Patient This Tax Season

February 23, 2007 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 >