CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR FINDING A REPUTABLE AUTO REPAIR SHOPApril 02, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – A trip to the auto shop is usually unpleasant enough for consumers without the added stress of worrying whether they are one or two “fixes” away from a gigantic repair bill.
Almost every consumer has had to take his or her car … - Read More >
CONSUMERS RECEIVE RESTITUTION IN E-BOOKS SETTLEMENTMarch 26, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Some Arkansas consumers who have purchased electronic books will begin receiving account credits or checks this week as the result of a settlement with five of the nation’s largest e-book publishers.
Approximately $1 million … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: LEARN MORE ABOUT FOIA DURING SUNSHINE WEEKMarch 19, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas consumers interact with their state and local governments in one way or another every day. And, as taxpayers who support those governmental entities, Arkansans have the right to review an array of records at every level … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: MOST COMMON SCAMS OF 2013 IDENTIFIEDMarch 12, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas consumers who are targeted by con artists risk more than just annoyance and inconvenience. Scammers can take hundreds or even thousands of dollars from consumers who fall victim to their illegal actions.
However, with … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: TOP 10 CONSUMER COMPLAINTS ANNOUNCEDMarch 05, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Thousands of consumers contacted the Consumer Protection Division of the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office in 2013 with complaints regarding disputes with businesses or to report suspected scams or fraud.
Based on reports from … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION HELPS ARKANSANSFebruary 26, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans engage in countless consumer transactions every day, and most of them take place without a hitch. Sometimes, though, Arkansas consumers may encounter problems in their day-to-day dealings.
When consumers face problems … - Read More >
FUNERAL RULE HELPS PROTECT CONSUMERS IN TIMES OF GRIEFFebruary 19, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Upon the death of a loved one, grieving family members must quickly make decisions about funeral arrangements. Those decisions may be difficult for the bereaved at a time of such emotional duress.
The array of options – … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMERS TARGETED BY “ONE-RING” PHONE SCAMFebruary 12, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Curiosity may prove to be costly for consumers in an emerging scam that has targeted thousands of people across the country.
Known as the “one-ring” scam, it’s identified as such because con artists use automated, random … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID POST-STORM SCAMSFebruary 05, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Winter weather often takes a toll on trees, and with recent bouts of ice and snow across the State, this year is no exception.
Arkansas residents may seek out professional contractors to repair damage, trim trees or remove … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: RISING PROPANE PRICES PROMPT CONCERNSJanuary 29, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Propane prices have risen dramatically in recent weeks, causing concern among Arkansas consumers who rely on the liquefied gas to heat their homes.
Many rural Arkansans use propane as a heating source, and they are being hit … - Read More >