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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 >

Consumer Alert: Looking for Tickets?

September 09, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Fall is on its way, which means football season is here and unfortunately so are scalpers looking to take advantage of ticket buyers. Many Arkansans may be planning trips to check out their favorite team and watch the action in …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Staying Safe on Social Media

September 02, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – When used appropriately, social media sites are an enjoyable and effective way to keep in touch with friends and family. But there are potential dangers associated with these sites, including online predators. Social networking …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Understanding Apps

August 26, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Technology is constantly evolving and leading to new ways to make everyday tasks a little easier − from grocery shopping to mapping out directions and automatically paying the bills. According to Pew Research, nearly two-thirds …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Be Cautious with Credit

August 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Young adults across Arkansas are determining the best course of action to manage upcoming expenses. One option many will consider is signing up for a credit card.

Credit cards serve a great purpose, but consumers need to …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Protecting Those Who Serve

August 12, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Federal laws protect our active-duty servicemen and women and their families from mortgage foreclosures and exorbitant interest rates.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued today’s consumer alert to educate …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Is that Data Breach Letter Real?

August 05, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Attorney General’s Public Protection Department has received a number of calls regarding a recent data breach at Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE). MIE services health care providers by storing personal and …   - Read More >