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 >
SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: DATA PRIVACY DAYJanuary 28, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – As recent data breaches at major retailers have demonstrated, the theft of personal information is a headache for everyone affected and a significant, long-term issue for some. Consumers who are victims of identity theft or … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: FREE TAX PREP HELP MAY BE AVAILABLEJanuary 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 COSTLYJanuary 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 >