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CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMERS ARE FREQUENT TARGETS OF WIRE SCAMS

August 28, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Almost every consumer has been the target of a wire scam, whether it’s in an email about an international lottery prize or a phone call from an imposter posing as a distressed loved one.

Con artists employ countless tactics …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID THE TANGLES OF A ‘YO-YO’ SALE

August 21, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Naturally, most car buyers want to drive their new purchases off the lot as soon as they can. Often, this comes well before buyers receive approved  financing paperwork necessary to complete automobile purchases.

While it …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: WHAT CONSUMERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MOBILE APPS

August 14, 2013

LITTLE ROCK -- Need to keep up with class schedules and homework? There’s an app for that.

Solve a math problem? Find a cheap place to eat? There’s help at the touch of a button.

Install a virus or steal personal information? …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR YOUNG CONSUMERS ABOUT CREDIT CARDS

August 08, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Thousands of young Arkansans are now in their last days of preparing for college, where many for the first time will face new challenges, including concerns about how to pay for expenses from books to food to utility bills.
 …   - Read More >


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 >