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Secret’s Out, Scammers Are Shopping for Victims

February 13, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - Some scams never seem to go away, like secret shoppers" or "mystery shoppers." In such hard economic times

Another Doggone Email Scam

February 06, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - The Public Protection Department of the Attorney General's Office has learned of a new email-based scam in which puppies are offered to good homes for the mere cost of shipping them. While the cause may seem worthy and the cost …   - Read More >

AG Warns Storm Victims about Price Gouging

January 30, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - Hundreds of thousands of Arkansans remain without power following this week's ice storm, which snapped trees and power lines causing them to hit homes and businesses across the northern part of the state. In the wake of such …   - Read More >

Don’t Pay to Borrow Your Own Money

January 23, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - With tax season right around the corner, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about the pitfalls of refund anticipation loans (RALs). Each year approximately 10 million Americans, eager …   - Read More >

Delete the Spam, Stop the Scam

January 16, 2009 LITTLE ROCK--Scam artists have revamped some of their favorite schemes in an attempt to take advantage of consumers during this economic downturn. Thus, today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans …   - Read More >

Are You Ready for the Digital Switch?

January 09, 2009 LITTLE ROCK-- In 1996, the federal government passed a law requiring all analog television transmission to switch over to digital on February 17, 2009. While the majority of consumers utilize cable or satellite services, Attorney General …   - Read More >

Warning About Work-at-Home Schemes

January 02, 2009 LITTLE ROCK - Most of us would welcome the opportunity to make money while never leaving the comfort of our own home, and for those suffering health problems, the opportunity to earn an income working at home is especially desirable. …   - Read More >

What Your Social Security Number Means to Your Financial Security

December 19, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - This week the Federal Trade Commission released a report recommending five ways to help prevent identity theft and the misappropriation of Social Security numbers. Criminals obtain the SSNs of the victims they impersonate and …   - Read More >

Opt-Out of Pre-recorded Telemarketing Messages

December 12, 2008 LITTLE ROCK--As of December 1, 2008, consumers have a new tool at their disposal to avoid receiving most prerecorded telemarketing calls. Recently the Federal Trade Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) was amended to better protect …   - Read More >

Avoid Holiday Decorating Hazards

December 05, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - After Thanksgiving, many Americans start to decorate for the holidays, and while decorations add seasonal flare to any home, putting them up can be risky business. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about …   - Read More >