CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR SAFE ONLINE BUYINGNovember 21, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - American consumers will spend billions of dollars shopping online this holiday season, foregoing the crowded department store aisles to browse for deals from retailers on the Internet.
Online gift-buying may be faster and … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: SHOP SMART WHEN CHOOSING A LAYAWAY PLANNovember 14, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - With holiday shopping season now in full swing, some Arkansas consumers may view a layaway plan as an attractive option for obtaining a must-have gift.
Many retail stores offer layaway purchase plans for those consumers who … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: AIRLINE TICKET OFFER MAY TAKE CONSUMERS NOWHERENovember 07, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas residents promised free airline tickets on "US Airlines" shouldn't start packing their bags just yet.
That's because US Airlines doesn't exist. And, the tickets offered, if they exist at all, are not free as … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T GET BURNED WHEN BUYING FIREWOODOctober 31, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas consumers who heat their homes with firewood should know that a "cord" is more than just something attached to an electrical appliance.
In fact, a cord is a unit of cut wood by which firewood can be sold in … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS FOR A SCARE-FREE HALLOWEENOctober 24, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Late October can be a fun time of year for children and adults alike, with traditional Halloween activities like costume parties, haunted houses, hayrides and trick-or-treating. It's a great time of year for retailers, too. … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD NOW UNDERWAYOctober 17, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Medicare's open enrollment period is now underway, giving current or newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to sign up for benefits or make changes to existing coverage.
The open enrollment period began Oct. … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: ARKANSAS LEMON LAW BENEFITS OWNERS OF PROBLEM CARSOctober 10, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Car shoppers who choose to buy new cars often do so because of the likelihood that a never-driven vehicle will be more reliable than a used car.
That assurance of reliability, coupled with a manufacturer's warranty, helps … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: READ THE FINE PRINT BEFORE ENTERING CONTESTS AND DRAWINGSOctober 03, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Those sweepstakes and contests at fairs and festivals this fall may promise big prizes, but a few could lead to bigger headaches.
Arkansas consumers undoubtedly will have opportunities to enter drawings for gift cards, … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: DISPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SAFELYSeptember 26, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas consumers can help in the fight against prescription drug abuse on Saturday, Sept. 29, by safely disposing of their unused, unwanted or expired drugs on national Prescription Drug "Take-Back" Day.
The drug take-back … - Read More >
SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: SCAM TARGETING GRANDPARENTS PREVALENT IN ARKANSASSeptember 25, 2012
LITTLE ROCK - In what initially appears to be a tug at the heartstrings of loving family members, con artists are ramping up efforts to get at the pursestrings of Arkansas consumers in a ploy commonly known as the "grandparents scam."
The … - Read More >