Consumer Alerts

News Releases | Consumer Alerts |

McDaniel Investigates Hannah Montana Ticket Sales

September 21, 2007 LITTLE ROCK - When tickets to Hannah Montanas December 1 concert at Alltel Arena went on sale recently, many Arkansans logged onto the Ticketmaster Web site and tried to purchase them. Other consumers appeared in person at Alltel Arena to …   - Read More >

Keep Telemarketers at Bay by Renewing Your Do Not Call” Registration”

September 07, 2007 LITTLE ROCK In 2003, the Federal Trade Commission created the National Do Not Call Registry." By including their phone numbers in the Registry

AG Announces Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period

August 24, 2007 LITTLE ROCK - Over the past two months, almost every day reports have surfaced across the nation about the use of deceptive sales tactics by some Medicare Advantage insurance companies. As a result, last month, the Centers for Medicare and …   - Read More >

Don’t Toy With Your Child’s Safety

August 17, 2007 LITTLE ROCK- This week's recall announcement by major toy manufacturer, Mattel Inc., added yet another cause for concern for parents of young children. In the United States, Mattel has recalled 265,000 toy cars due to lead paint concerns and …   - Read More >

Tire Recall Details

August 10, 2007 LITTLE ROCK- Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced the details of a tire recall instituted by New Jersey-based Foreign Tire Sales, Inc. On August 2, 2007, Attorney General McDaniel issued a consumer alert advising Arkansans of …   - Read More >

The Downside to Debit Cards

August 03, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Increasingly, consumers across the country are using their debit cards to pay for a number of goods and services, ranging from gas for their cars to school supplies for their kids. In fact, point-of-sale debit usage has grown …   - Read More >

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 >