CONSUMER ALERT: STAY AWAY FROM STORM-CHASING SCAMMERSAugust 29, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Severe weather often strikes quickly in Arkansas, and unfortunately, sometimes con artists will strike just as quickly thereafter.
Scammers known as "storm chasers" are known to take advantage of unsuspecting storm victims … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: PROTECT CHILDREN FROM IDENTITY FRAUDAugust 22, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - As Arkansas families begin a new school year, parents are filling out paperwork to register their children and forms that ask for medical history, emergency contact information and sometimes the child's Social Security number. … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: DO NOT CALL REGISTRY HELPS CONSUMERS AVOID UNWANTED CALLSAugust 15, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Last week, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed lawsuits against five companies accused of violating state and federal law with their aggressive telemarketing practices.
All five are alleged to have illegally made … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: YOUNG CONSUMERS ENCOURAGED TO USE CREDIT CARDS WITH CAUTIONAugust 08, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - With the start of the fall semester just days away, Arkansas college students face a variety of expenses. For many college students who may also have limited income, signing up for a credit card may be one way to handle the … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: BE AN INFORMED GIVERAugust 01, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - For many parents, the burden of buying back-to-school supplies can crush the family budget. Several Arkansas charities and businesses are stepping up to help families who simply can't afford to buy their own supplies.
The … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: BE SKEPTICAL OF SOME SPORTS SCHEDULE SOLICITATIONSJuly 25, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - While coaches are drawing up plays for the upcoming football season, solicitors are dialing up Arkansas businesses asking them to purchase advertisements on sports schedules and calendars.
Arkansans are passionate about … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: WORK-AT-HOME OFFERS CARRY RISKSJuly 18, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - During a difficult economic downturn, it's natural for consumers to look for ways to supplement their incomes by working from home.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a consumer alert today urging Arkansans to be … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: NO AID AVAILABLE IN WIDESPREAD UTILITY-BILL SCAMJuly 11, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - In a scheme that preys on consumers' hopes for a break from high utility bills during the sweltering summer months, many Arkansans have received word in the last few days of a government "stimulus" program that will apply … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: DRIVING AND TEXTING DON’T MIXJuly 03, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Teenagers spend more time driving during the summer as they enjoy vacation, holidays, time with friends and as they report to summer jobs.
Attorney Dustin McDaniel issued a consumer alert today imploring drivers, especially … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY SAFELYJune 27, 2012
LITTLE ROCK -- Fireworks can be an enjoyable way to celebrate Independence Day, but Arkansans should consider the safety risks before lighting fireworks. Not only can fireworks cause injuries, but this year most of Arkansas is experiencing … - Read More >