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CONSUMER ALERT: ENCOURAGE TEENS TO USE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES SAFELY

June 19, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Forget passing notes in class or hanging photos on locker doors. Today’s children and teenagers most often turn to Internet social networking sites to share information and talk to friends.

With most of summer vacation …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MAKE SURE ONLINE PURCHASES ARE SAFE, SECURE

June 12, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Consumers are increasingly making their retail purchases online, choosing the convenience of shopping from their homes and having items delivered right to their door.

More than 5 percent of total retail sales are …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: OLDER ARKANSANS ARE TARGET OF NEW SCAM

June 05, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Scammers posing as vendors of medical-alert equipment and monitoring services have recently targeted older consumers in Arkansas and across the country.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has received multiple complaints in …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MEDICAL DISCOUNT PLANS HAVE DRAWBACKS

May 29, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Consumers in the market for less expensive health insurance may be drawn to claims touting affordable health-care options, extensive discounts and no deductibles or co-pays.

Though the assurances from telemarketers or in …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR SUMMER AIR TRAVEL

May 28, 2013

LITTLE ROCK –  As temperatures rise, summer travel planning begins. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a Consumer Alert today to help Arkansans avoid common pitfalls as they make vacation arrangements that include air travel.
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CONSUMER ALERT: PUT SAFETY FIRST WITH SUMMER CAR TRAVELS

May 15, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – In just days, schools across the state will close for the summer and Arkansas residents will start hitting the road for vacations or visits with family and friends.

In advance of the busy summer driving season, Attorney …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MCDANIEL CONCERNED BY EXXON PROPERTY PURCHASE PLAN

May 08, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – This week, Exxon Mobil Corp. provided property owners in the Northwoods subdivision in Mayflower a 38-page proposal for either purchasing their homes or providing some compensation as a result of the company’s Pegasus pipeline …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T OPEN THE DOOR TO TROUBLE

May 01, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Who's that knocking at your door? In some cases, it's trouble.

It's that time of year where Arkansas homeowners will notice an uptick in door-to-door sales, with solicitors often peddling home improvements or home security …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: LAW TARGETS HOME-REPAIR SCAMS

April 24, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas homeowners now have an additional protection against unscrupulous home-repair contractors who dash to neighborhoods damaged by severe weather.

Known as "storm chasers," the scam artists attempt to take advantage of …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID SCAMS INVOLVING PREPAID DEBIT CARDS

April 17, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - For years, con artists have used wire transfers as a mechanism for separating consumers from their hard-earned money. Now, though, scammers are increasingly using reloadable debit cards in their schemes to extract funds.

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