CONSUMER ALERT: RULES ON FIREWOOD, PROPANE PROTECT CONSUMERSOctober 30, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – It’s the time of year when Arkansas consumers drag their jackets and coats out of the closet and start to prepare for the winter months ahead.
For many consumers, preparing for cold weather also means stocking up on … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR A SAFE HALLOWEENOctober 23, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Many families look forward to the Halloween season each year, as children toting plastic pumpkins heavy with candy walk through neighborhoods dressed as princesses and pirates.
Even adults and parents get into the Halloween … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST INTERNET AUCTION FRAUDOctober 16, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Consumers who visit Internet auction sites may come away with a steal on a product, as price and convenience are the main reasons such websites are increasingly popular. Con artists may visit Internet auction sites also … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: SCRUTINIZE CREDIT-REPAIR OFFERSOctober 09, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Consumers with bad credit may face higher interest rates on loans or other negative impacts as a result of their low credit scores, leading them to seek ways to improve their credit.
Though there is really no quick fix for … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR IMPROVING CREDIT SCORESOctober 02, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Credit scores may affect a consumer’s ability to obtain a credit card, finance a loan at an affordable rate or even get a job. So, higher credit scores may result in tangible economic benefits for consumers.
Arkansas … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: BUSINESSES ARE ALSO SCAM TARGETSSeptember 25, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Scams come in many forms and they affect many targets. Increasingly, those targets are Arkansas small businesses. From fraud attempts in which a scammer tries to sell inferior office supplies to those in which businesses are … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS DEBT COLLECTION ABUSESSeptember 18, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Consumers who have fallen behind on paying their bills – and even some who haven’t – are most likely familiar with incessant calls from some debt collection agencies.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s Consumer Protection … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: COSTLY DEEDS MAY BE BAD DEALSeptember 11, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – When Arkansas consumers sort through their mail, one official-looking solicitation may get their attention. It’s the hope of the solicitor to get their money, too.
Arkansas property owners have received solicitations from a … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CONTEST ENTRIES MAY COME WITH CATCHSeptember 04, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Those drawings for free gifts may actually come with a cost to Arkansas consumers who submit contest entries at fairs and festivals this fall.
Consumers should expect to exchange their personal information for chances at … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMERS ARE FREQUENT TARGETS OF WIRE SCAMSAugust 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 >