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An Ounce of Prevention: What You Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Drugs

March 13, 2009 Each day millions of Americans rely on over-the-counter (OTC) medications to treat a range of symptoms. The more than 100,000 OTC drugs that you can buy without a prescription all have one thing in common: they are serious medicines that …   - Read More >

Lose Your Head, Lose Your House

March 06, 2009 The Arkansas Attorney General and the Arkansas Securities Department issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about the growth of home rescue" scams. These scams offer to "save your home" or "fix your mortgage

Hearing Aids: What You Need to Know

February 27, 2009 LITTLE ROCK--National statistics on hearing loss in this country are startling. Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will suffer from hearing loss by age 65; projections indicate that by 2015 the number of Americans affected by hearing loss will …   - Read More >

Why Pay When You Don’t Have to?

February 20, 2009 LITTLE ROCK -You are probably accustomed to seeing advertisements offering assistance with various services, like getting a copy of the deed to your property, for a fee. What these flyers don't tell you, however, is that many of these …   - Read More >

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 >