Consumer Alerts

News Releases | Consumer Alerts |

Know What You’re Giving with a Gift Card

November 14, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - With the holiday shopping season approaching, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to encourage Arkansans to read the fine print when it comes to gift cards. Gift cards make great presents but if you plan …   - Read More >

Don’t Subscribe to a Scam

November 07, 2008 LITTLE ROCK-- Telemarketers call consumers daily in an attempt to sell everything from vacation packages to household services. Consumers should exercise caution before purchasing products or entering into agreements, like those involving …   - Read More >

Winterize Your Home, Minimize Your Bill

October 31, 2008 LITTLE ROCK-- With colder weather approaching, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to provide Arkansans with tips on how to save money by saving energy this winter.By making a few improvements around the house

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 >