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CONSUMER ALERT: PUT SAFETY FIRST WITH SUMMER CAR TRAVELS

May 15, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – In just days, schools across the state will close for the summer and Arkansas residents will start hitting the road for vacations or visits with family and friends.

In advance of the busy summer driving season, Attorney …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MCDANIEL CONCERNED BY EXXON PROPERTY PURCHASE PLAN

May 08, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – This week, Exxon Mobil Corp. provided property owners in the Northwoods subdivision in Mayflower a 38-page proposal for either purchasing their homes or providing some compensation as a result of the company’s Pegasus pipeline …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T OPEN THE DOOR TO TROUBLE

May 01, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Who's that knocking at your door? In some cases, it's trouble.

It's that time of year where Arkansas homeowners will notice an uptick in door-to-door sales, with solicitors often peddling home improvements or home security …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: LAW TARGETS HOME-REPAIR SCAMS

April 24, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas homeowners now have an additional protection against unscrupulous home-repair contractors who dash to neighborhoods damaged by severe weather.

Known as "storm chasers," the scam artists attempt to take advantage of …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID SCAMS INVOLVING PREPAID DEBIT CARDS

April 17, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - For years, con artists have used wire transfers as a mechanism for separating consumers from their hard-earned money. Now, though, scammers are increasingly using reloadable debit cards in their schemes to extract funds.

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CONSUMER ALERT: ARKANSANS CONCERNED BY INVOICES

April 10, 2013

ITTLE ROCK - Arkansas consumers and small business owners alike wade through countless bills every month for the services they use or products they acquire. Sometimes, as the invoices mount up and due dates approach, payments are processed …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: OIL SPILL AFFECTS ARKANSANS

April 03, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday visited the Mayflower neighborhood where Exxon Mobil Corp.'s Pegasus pipeline ruptured, causing a major oil spill and forcing the evacuation of area residents.

McDaniel has …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR DEALING WITH UNSOLICITED TELEPHONE CALLS

March 27, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Unsolicited telephone calls can be a nuisance to Arkansas consumers, especially if the calls are from a business or marketing company trying to sell products or services that consumers don't want or need.

The unsolicited …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TAKE THE TIME TO RESEARCH TIMESHARES

March 20, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - While the purchase of a vacation home may not be financially feasible for many consumers, investments in timeshare units may offer many of the same benefits with substantially less cost.

Yet, timeshare ownership may have …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS

March 13, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - More than 140 Arkansas State University employees in Jonesboro received unwelcome notices from the Internal Revenue Service recently, questioning the number of deductions they had taken on their recently filed tax returns.

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