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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 >

Consumer Alert: First-Time Renter

July 29, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – As summer winds down and young adults turn their attention back to school or work, many are deciding where to live. College students are making plans to move to their college or university and weighing their housing options of …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: No Big Payouts in the International Lottery

July 22, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – International scammers are once again turning to Arkansas to make some extra money by telling Arkansans they have won money in an international lottery. These con artists contact Arkansas consumers through direct mail, email or …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Don’t be Scammed by your ‘Favorite Grandson’

July 15, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Scammers are reviving an old ploy to swindle the elderly out of their money. The Arkansas Attorney General’s Office Public Protection Department has recently seen an uptick in reports of the “favorite grandson” scam.

These con …   - Read More >