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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 >

Consumer Alert: Military Consumer Protection Day

July 08, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Military service members, veterans and their families are often subject to unfair, deceptive or abusive financial practices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began collecting data specific to military personnel …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Plan a Safe July 4

July 01, 2015

LITTLE ROCK - Since 1776, Americans have celebrated Independence Day with festivities ranging from barbecues and parades to concerts and fireworks. These traditions are great opportunities for family and friends to gather and celebrate the …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Avoiding Vacation Scams

June 24, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – School is out for the summer, and many Arkansans are taking vacations. These trips can be great for relaxation and fun, but consumers should take precautions to protect themselves from scams and con artists. 

Michigan-based …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Boating Safety

June 16, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans are looking for ways to cool down during the long summer days. Many will head to one of the State’s beautiful lakes or rivers. With more than 200,000 boats registered statewide according to the Arkansas Game and Fish …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: Stay Safe in the Water

June 08, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Pools are opening for the summer, and families are heading to lakes and beaches to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. All of this means more people will be spending hot summer days in and around the water.

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Consumer Alert: Make Sure a Scam Does Not Ruin Your Wedding

May 28, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Summer weddings are common in Arkansas, and brides and grooms are currently making final preparations. However, couples need to take proper precautions to avoid having their big day turn into a big pay day for con artists posing …   - Read More >