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CONSUMER ALERT: Hail Storm Could Come Twice

April 02, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Spring is officially here, but with the milder temperatures comes the increased possibility of severe weather. Arkansans know all too well the damage that can occur from tornados, sudden downpours, lightning and hail.

Just this …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: It is the Attorney General Calling…or is it?

March 26, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Unsolicited telephone calls can be annoying to Arkansas consumers, especially if the calls are from a business or marketing company trying to sell products or services that consumers do not want or need.

But what about when the …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: What does the FOIA mean for you?

March 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – As taxpayers who support governmental entities, Arkansans have a right to review an array of records at every level of government – state and local – and to attend the meetings of policy makers and private organizations that …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Avoid Getting Swept Away in Fake Sweepstakes

March 11, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – A consumer answers their phone and a stranger immediately says, “Congratulations, you are a winner.” Over the past several weeks, reports of these types of calls have increased. Arkansans are being targeted by con artists posing …   - Read More >

Consumer Alert: The Top 10 List

March 04, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – National Consumer Protection Week, March 1 – 7, is a great time each year to remind consumers that con artists are seeking new ways to target consumers and steal their money. Sometimes these scams can lead to a monetary loss of …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Don’t Double-Down on Tax Debt

February 25, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – In many cases, tax-relief companies know when they contact consumers who owe taxes, that these consumers are desperate to find ways to settle their tax debt with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the State of Arkansas.

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CONSUMER ALERT: Don’t Get Stormed Twice

February 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Ice and snow can take a toll on trees and cause other property damage, and with the recent winter weather that moved across Arkansas, many are faced with the reality of cleaning up.

Some Arkansans will choose to make property …   - Read More >


February 11, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Tax-return season is well under way in the Natural State and across the country, but with that comes scam artists looking to prey on consumers.

Recently, a number of Arkansans have contacted the Attorney General’s Office to …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Prepping for Tax Preparation

February 04, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Many times what makes Tax Day stressful is the procrastination of waiting to prepare those returns until the day they are due. Consumers should decide now how they will go about preparing tax returns — either prepare their own …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Refund-Anticipation Products

January 28, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Paying off bills, setting money aside for a future vacation or building up savings are just a few examples of what many consumers plan to do with a tax refund, if they expect to receive one. Few, if any, have carved out plans to …   - Read More >