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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 >

Be Aware of Free Money Scams

March 23, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn Arkansans about a new scam soliciting secret shoppers." Recently the Public Protection Department of the Office of the Attorney General has received …   - Read More >

Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

March 16, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its dirty dozen" list of top tax scams. Every year around this time

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 >