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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 >

HUD Tracers Offer Dud Deal

June 29, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Imagine picking up the phone and hearing somebody on the other end tell you that the federal government owes you money. Sounds too good to be true, right? In fact, Arkansans and people across the country get these phone calls …   - Read More >

Don’t Make Hasty Health Care Decisions

June 22, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Medicare Advantage plans are private insurance plan options available to Medicare beneficiaries. While they are not new, these plans are now the fastest growing segment of the Medicare market. At the same time, however, the …   - Read More >

Don’t Pay It Forward

June 08, 2007 LITTLE ROCK With summertime close upon us, many Arkansans, especially students, will log onto the Internet to try and pick up some extra work and earn some extra pocket money. While many legitimate employment opportunities exist online, many …   - Read More >

McDaniel Reaches Deal with ChoicePoint

June 01, 2007 LITTLE ROCK ChoicePoint is a provider of identification and credential verification services to businesses, government and non-profit organizations. Among other things, the company collects, maintains, and distributes consumers personally …   - Read More >

Prayer Rug Pitch Wears Thin

May 25, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Among the most admirable qualities of Arkansans and Americans nationwide is their natural and appropriate inclination to respond to charitable solicitations with generous giving. By giving to charities, it is not unusual to expect …   - Read More >

High Gas Prices

May 18, 2007 LITTLE ROCK As the summer travel season begins, vacationers nationwide hit the road. Traditionally, this increase in demand for gasoline has resulted in increased gasoline prices throughout the summer, and this year is no different. However, …   - Read More >

Keys to Child Safety

May 11, 2007 LITTLE ROCK May is Child Safety Awareness Month in Arkansas, and Missing Childrens Day is observed nationally on May 25th. In recognition of both of these important events, today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert …   - Read More >

Extortion Moves Online

May 04, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Most of us treat spam as a simple nuisance, but one scam takes spam to a new, frightening level. Imagine opening an email and reading a message from an alleged hit man, claiming that you are his next target unless you pay him …   - Read More >