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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 >

Recent ID Theft Developments

February 16, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Recently, TJX, the parent company of retail outlets such as TJ Maxx and HomeGoods, discovered that a database housing customer financial records had been compromised. While the extent of the data breach is still not known, it …   - Read More >

Scam Artists Don’t Take Valentine’s Day Off

February 09, 2007 LITTLE ROCK This Valentine's Day, millions of Americans will open their inboxes to find an e-card promising a special message from a special somebody. When one buys an e-card, an email is sent to the recipient who is asked to click on a …   - Read More >

AG McDaniel Promotes Consumer Protection Week

February 02, 2007 Highlights Hazards of Online AuctionsLITTLE ROCK Online auction sites are often a convenient and easy way to purchase goods; however, they are also a convenient and easy way for scam artists to take advantage of consumers. In fact, in the …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert:  Holiday Safety

December 15, 2006 LITTLE ROCK- With the holidays upon us, the Arkansas Attorney General offered some reminders today to help keep Arkansans safe during the rush of the season. A few simple steps can help to eliminate potential dangers that exist with lights …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: National Cyber Security Month

September 29, 2006 LITTLE ROCK October is National Cyber Security Month, and in recognition, the Attorney General issued this consumer alert to update Arkansans about the latest twists on Internet scams. Arkansans continue to be bombarded with fraudulent job …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Voter Registration and ID Theft

September 08, 2006 LITTLE ROCK The Attorney General warned Arkansans today of a potential identity-theft scheme operating under the guise of promoting voter registration. The Arkansas Secretary of States Office has received a report of an elderly Little Rock …   - Read More >

Employee hand-washing signs

August 25, 2006 LITTLE ROCK Arkansas restaurants and other food-handling businesses have been receiving letters this week informing them that they must purchase signs to post for their employees in order to be in compliance with state health regulations. …   - Read More >