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Favorite Grandson Scam

November 09, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Scam artists will do just about anything to steal from seniors, including posing as a favorite grandson or granddaughter. The favorite grandson" scam is not new

Beware of Bogus IRS Refund Emails

November 02, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Every April, people rush to turn in their federal tax forms, hoping to get a big refund check in return from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But imagine opening up your inbox in November and reading an email, seemingly from …   - Read More >

FTC Amends Expiration Policy for Numbers on National Do Not Call Registry

October 26, 2007 LITTLE ROCK In her testimony before Congress this week, Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, Lydia Parnes announced that the FTC will not drop any phone numbers on its National Do Not Call Registry based …   - Read More >

Don’t Let Your Money Go Up In Smoke

October 19, 2007 LITTLE ROCK With the cooler weather already moving into Arkansas, many consumers may begin to think about purchasing firewood. Accordingly, today Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to help clarify certain aspects of …   - Read More >

Save Your Money, Claim Your Property

October 05, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Each year millions of dollars in unclaimed propertyun-cashed checks, bank accounts, utility deposits, and stock certificatesare turned over to the State by companies who cannot locate the owners. Many Arkansans, who want to …   - Read More >

Don’t be Fooled by Phony Checks

September 28, 2007 LITTLE ROCK The scam is not new. You get a letter notifying you that you are a big winner in a lottery. You may even get the prize check in the mail with the congratulatory notice. All you have to do to become a big winner is deposit the …   - Read More >

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 >