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CONSUMER ALERT: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR RENTERS, LANDLORDS

July 31, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – A significant number of Arkansas consumers choose to rent their residences rather than own property, and with that decision comes a unique set of rights and obligations for those who are tenants and landlords.

According to …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: PHONE SCAMS TARGET ARKANSAS RESIDENTS

July 24, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – While the goal is always the same, the tactics often change for criminals seeking personal or financial information in order to steal a consumer’s identity or money.

In recent weeks, the Attorney General’s Office has …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: CHOOSE AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR SERVICES WISELY

July 17, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – The sweltering heat of an Arkansas summer places an additional strain on home cooling systems, increasing the potential need for service and repair.

Many heating and air-conditioning service companies in Arkansas have a …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MILITARY CONSUMER PROTECTION DAY SCHEDULED FOR JULY 17

July 10, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Members of the military face challenges on behalf of their country every day, whether it’s relocation, deployment or separation from family and friends. The unique nature of military service makes service members a prime …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: BUSINESSES DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR REQUIRED POSTINGS

July 03, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Despite claims otherwise from companies seeking to fleece Arkansas business owners, some things in life are free.
 
In this instance, it’s the required postings of federal and state labor laws that can be obtained free of …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: STEER CLEAR OF HOLIDAY HAZARDS CAUSED BY FIREWORKS

June 26, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Fireworks as part of Independence Day festivities are a tradition as old as the nation itself.  In 1776, future President John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, that the country’s independence should be celebrated with “ … …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: ENCOURAGE TEENS TO USE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES SAFELY

June 19, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Forget passing notes in class or hanging photos on locker doors. Today’s children and teenagers most often turn to Internet social networking sites to share information and talk to friends.

With most of summer vacation …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MAKE SURE ONLINE PURCHASES ARE SAFE, SECURE

June 12, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Consumers are increasingly making their retail purchases online, choosing the convenience of shopping from their homes and having items delivered right to their door.

More than 5 percent of total retail sales are …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: OLDER ARKANSANS ARE TARGET OF NEW SCAM

June 05, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Scammers posing as vendors of medical-alert equipment and monitoring services have recently targeted older consumers in Arkansas and across the country.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has received multiple complaints in …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MEDICAL DISCOUNT PLANS HAVE DRAWBACKS

May 29, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Consumers in the market for less expensive health insurance may be drawn to claims touting affordable health-care options, extensive discounts and no deductibles or co-pays.

Though the assurances from telemarketers or in …   - Read More >