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CONSUMER ALERT: Don’t Let Returns Make For a Blue Christmas

December 23, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Finding the perfect gifts for family and friends can be an overwhelming task, and sometimes no matter how much thought is put into gifts, the recipient needs to return or exchange it. When this happens, consumers need to know …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Are You Giving Gift Cards This Year?

December 16, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Gift cards can make great gifts for friends and family. Gift cards allow the recipient to go to favorite restaurants or stores and purchase an item or items at no charge to them.

Arkansas’s Fair Gift Card Act, along with …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Car Financing Tips for Service Members

December 09, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reports that military service members often become targets of scammers when purchasing or financing a vehicle, including paying money to a scammer posing as a lender who takes …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Securely Surf and Shop Online

December 02, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – The holiday shopping season is underway, with retailers competing to provide the best deals and lowest prices to Arkansans. Many consumers are taking advantage of deals that an increasing number of retailers are offering online. …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Monitor and Secure Prescriptions During the Holidays

November 25, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Families across Arkansas are gathering for Thanksgiving to give thanks for the blessings that have been bestowed upon us this year. But as we all give thanks, many conversations turn to family news, which often includes our …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Beat High Heating Costs This Winter

November 18, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Temperatures are beginning to drop into the 30s overnight across Arkansas, which means winter is on its way. Lower temperatures also mean turning on the heater and increased energy costs.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Verify Military Charities Before Giving

November 11, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Happy Veterans Day! Today, we thank the men and women who have bravely defended our country, but it is also a good opportunity to remind Arkansans of the fraud that is directed at this group of heroes. Charitable organizations …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: ‘Kik’ Out Dangerous Apps

November 04, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Young people are always looking for the newest apps to download on their mobile phones. But some of these apps allow children and teens to hide information from parents or allow anonymous group chats, both of which can be …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Keep Halloween Scares to Ghosts and Ghouls

October 28, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Fall brings cooler temperatures, trees changing colors and Halloween. Many children and families enjoy the excitement and activities surrounding Halloween, including costume parties, haunted houses, hay rides and, of course, …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Service Members Protected from Eviction

October 21, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) enacted in 2003 offers certain protections to members of the armed forces and their families so that service members can focus their full attention on their military responsibilities …   - Read More >