CONSUMER ALERT: PERSONAL INFORMATION EASY TO GIVE AWAYSeptember 24, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Those contests at fairs and festivals that give consumers a slim chance to win a vacation, merchandise or cash often give businesses a sure chance to gain more information about a consumer.
Consumers should not assume that … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: HOUSING RIGHTS PROGRAM ASSISTS ARKANSAS CONSUMERSSeptember 17, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – The mortgage crisis dealt a significant blow to the U.S. economy and affected many American consumers, including some Arkansans. Fortunately, the economy is recovering, and the banks and mortgage servicers that contributed to … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: HELP PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSESeptember 10, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Prescription drug abuse and misuse is growing at such a rapid rate that drug overdoses have eclipsed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.
According to the Centers for Disease … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATIONSeptember 03, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – With news this week about yet another security breach at a major retailer and a cyber attack that led to some celebrities’ private photographs being posted publicly online, consumers are justly concerned about the safety of … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: SCRUTINIZE “SECRET SHOPPER” OFFERSAugust 27, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Few consumers would turn away the opportunity to get paid to go shopping at department stores or dine at fine restaurants. That’s why it’s fairly common for consumers to fall victim to scams involving that type of job … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: LEARN MORE ABOUT LANDLORD-TENANT LAWSAugust 20, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Young Arkansas consumers settling into their first apartments and the landlords who rented to them both have responsibilities and protections under Arkansas law. The same goes for the nearly one-third of Arkansans who choose to … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: READ REVIEWS, DEVELOPER DETAILS BEFORE DOWNLOADING APPSAugust 13, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Nowadays consumers use their phones for just about everything, from ordering a pizza to finding their way around town. Software applications known as “apps” give users the ability to shop, play games or check the weather … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: CREDIT CARD TIPS FOR STUDENTSAugust 06, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – As the summer draws to a close, Arkansas college students prepare to manage expenses including tuition, textbooks and housing. For many students, signing up for a credit card may seem like a simple solution for making ends meet. … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR REFUSING UNWANTED SOLICITORSJuly 30, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Sometimes, it’s hard to say “no” when a salesman knocks on your door or when a telemarketer calls during dinner. And sometimes, aggressive solicitors won’t take no for an answer.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and his … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: SCAMS INVOLVING MONEYPAK CARDS BECOMING MORE COMMONJuly 23, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – The only things between a criminal and someone else’s money are a 14-digit number and a good lie, as too many Arkansans are learning.
Criminals are increasingly turning to items such as Green Dot MoneyPak cards as a means to … - Read More >