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CONSUMER ALERT: FREE TAX PREP HELP MAY BE AVAILABLE

January 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – With all the regulations and forms related to tax filing, it’s no wonder that tax preparation is a lucrative business. Some Arkansas consumers may choose to seek tax prep assistance rather than crunching numbers and reviewing …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: “RAPID” TAX REFUND PRODUCTS MAY BE TOO COSTLY

January 15, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Consumers who expect to receive a federal income tax refund typically already have an idea about how they will use the refund, often long before the money actually arrives. Some may pay off bills. Others may set it aside for a …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: PROTECT AGAINST TAX IDENTITY THEFT

January 08, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Identity thieves consistently look for ways to steal their way into a consumer’s pocketbook, and the criminals are increasingly turning toward tax identity theft as a way to do so.

Earlier this week, the Internal Revenue …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: RESOLVE TO JOIN THE RIGHT HEALTH CLUB

January 02, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. That is evident each January as crowds converge on fitness centers looking to work off pounds that may have been put on during the holidays.

In order to keep …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: DILIGENTLY MONITOR CREDIT AND BANK ACCOUNTS

December 27, 2013


LITTLE ROCK – With Target’s recent announcement of a security breach that affected millions of its customers, Arkansas consumers are justifiably concerned about the impact of the breach.

Target said last week that hackers stole the …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: REFUND AND EXCHANGE POLICIES VARY

December 18, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – The days after Christmas are busy times for retailers who face long lines of shoppers bringing back unwanted gifts. No matter what gifts are under the Christmas tree this year, most consumers expect to be able to return or …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: CONSIDER COSTS OF EXTENDED WARRANTIES

December 11, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Holiday shoppers buying the latest smartphones, tablets, big-screen televisions or other electronic devices or appliances most likely will all be asked at the checkout counter if they want to purchase extended warranties or …   - Read More >


SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: LAWS PROTECT ARKANSAS CONSUMERS DURING WINTER STORMS

December 06, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – With a major winter storm bearing down on most of Arkansas, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this special consumer alert today to remind Arkansas consumers of the protections they have when buying LP gas for home …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID THE HAZARDS OF HOLIDAY DECORATING

December 04, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – This year, hang the stockings by the chimney with care. And take care with the Christmas tree, the outdoor lights and all the other decorations, too.

Holiday-related injuries or fires affect thousands of Americans each …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE ON GIVING, GETTING GIFT CARDS

November 27, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – A gift card is one of few products available to shoppers this holiday season that is one-size-fits-all and is never the wrong color.

It’s the ease of both giving and receiving gift cards that makes them one of the top …   - Read More >