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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 >

Attention Sony CD Buyers

April 26, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this alert to remind affected consumers of their right to submit a claim for settlement benefits or repair reimbursement from Sony BMG as a result of harmful content-protection …   - Read More >

Helpful Hints for Avoiding Home Repair Scams

April 20, 2007 LITTLE ROCK The spring season naturally motivates many Arkansans to get outside and tackle necessary home improvement projects that can't be done during the cold of the winter or the heat of the summer. At the same time, however, spring is …   - Read More >

Don’t Dial a Scam Artist

April 13, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about a phone scam involving the 809 area code. In this scam, consumers receive a phone call, email, voice message or numeric page telling them …   - Read More >

Rebate Reality Check

April 06, 2007 LITTLE ROCK A rebate offer is one way in which companies entice consumers to buy their goods, especially expensive items like cell phones and televisions. To take advantage of a rebate offer, usually the consumer has to buy the item at full …   - Read More >