CONSUMER ALERT: BUSINESSES ARE ALSO SCAM TARGETSSeptember 25, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Scams come in many forms and they affect many targets. Increasingly, those targets are Arkansas small businesses. From fraud attempts in which a scammer tries to sell inferior office supplies to those in which businesses are … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS DEBT COLLECTION ABUSESSeptember 18, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Consumers who have fallen behind on paying their bills – and even some who haven’t – are most likely familiar with incessant calls from some debt collection agencies.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s Consumer Protection … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: COSTLY DEEDS MAY BE BAD DEALSeptember 11, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – When Arkansas consumers sort through their mail, one official-looking solicitation may get their attention. It’s the hope of the solicitor to get their money, too.
Arkansas property owners have received solicitations from a … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CONTEST ENTRIES MAY COME WITH CATCHSeptember 04, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Those drawings for free gifts may actually come with a cost to Arkansas consumers who submit contest entries at fairs and festivals this fall.
Consumers should expect to exchange their personal information for chances at … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMERS ARE FREQUENT TARGETS OF WIRE SCAMSAugust 28, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Almost every consumer has been the target of a wire scam, whether it’s in an email about an international lottery prize or a phone call from an imposter posing as a distressed loved one.
Con artists employ countless tactics … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID THE TANGLES OF A ‘YO-YO’ SALEAugust 21, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Naturally, most car buyers want to drive their new purchases off the lot as soon as they can. Often, this comes well before buyers receive approved financing paperwork necessary to complete automobile purchases.
While it … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: WHAT CONSUMERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MOBILE APPSAugust 14, 2013
LITTLE ROCK -- Need to keep up with class schedules and homework? There’s an app for that.
Solve a math problem? Find a cheap place to eat? There’s help at the touch of a button.
Install a virus or steal personal information? … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR YOUNG CONSUMERS ABOUT CREDIT CARDSAugust 08, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – Thousands of young Arkansans are now in their last days of preparing for college, where many for the first time will face new challenges, including concerns about how to pay for expenses from books to food to utility bills.
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CONSUMER ALERT: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR RENTERS, LANDLORDSJuly 31, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – A significant number of Arkansas consumers choose to rent their residences rather than own property, and with that decision comes a unique set of rights and obligations for those who are tenants and landlords.
According to … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: PHONE SCAMS TARGET ARKANSAS RESIDENTSJuly 24, 2013
LITTLE ROCK – While the goal is always the same, the tactics often change for criminals seeking personal or financial information in order to steal a consumer’s identity or money.
In recent weeks, the Attorney General’s Office has … - Read More >