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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 >

CONSUMER ALERT: What’s in the Chip?

October 14, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Debit and credit cards are getting a new look. A computer chip is being added to both types of cards to make consumers’ information more secure.

All major credit card providers, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: How Can Your Attorney General Help?

October 07, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – The Attorney General’s Office is committed to Arkansans. For those who believe they have been taken advantage of by businesses, such as with defective products or erroneous bills, phone counselors and investigators can be your …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Auto Recalls Causing Headaches

September 30, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 1.3 million consumers are potentially affected by more than 50 recalls that have been announced for vehicles or parts of vehicles in …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Prescription Drug Take Back Day

September 23, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Nearly 44,000 people die from drug overdoses each year, with more than half of those because of abuse of prescription drugs. The National Institution on Drug Abuse reports that 62 percent of teens abuse prescription drugs …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Scammers Pose as Veteran Advocates

September 16, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be an overwhelming process for military men and women of all ages. Veteran advocates are available to guide service members through the system. However, advocates should be …   - Read More >