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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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CONSUMER ALERT: ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES COMMON CONSUMER COMPLAINTS

March 06, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Attorney General's Office assisted more than 7,400 consumers with their consumer complaints last year, returning more than $1.7 million to them as a result of the office's informal mediation and dispute resolution …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: CONSUMERS MAY LOSE MONEY, NOT WEIGHT

February 27, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - A guarantee to lose weight without dieting sounds appealing to consumers hoping to shed a few pounds, but businesses that promise quick-fix weight loss are most likely taking away more money than they are pounds.

According …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: STATE LAWS PROVIDE PROTECTIONS AFTER MAJOR WINTER STORM

February 20, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - With significant winter precipitation expected to impact the State, Arkansans can expect hazardous driving conditions or damage from fallen trees and limbs.

As they prepare for winter storms, consumers who rely on liquid …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: REVIEW CREDIT REPORTS FOR ACCURACY

February 13, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - The information contained on credit reports is often the basis for interest rates on loans and any other credit transaction, from credit cards to cell phone contracts. Credit reports can also affect insurance premiums and even …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID COMMON SWEEPSTAKES SCAM

February 06, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas consumers are once again the targets of a common scam in which con artists pose as representatives of a sweepstakes company and make false promises of free cars and cash.

Many consumers have contacted the Attorney …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: NEW FEES COULD BE IN THE CARDS

January 30, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Shopping with a credit card may be a bit more expensive today, now that retailers are permitted to pass along the cost of credit card processing fees to consumers.

As of Jan. 27, retailers may impose a surcharge of up to 4 …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: FREE TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO MANY TAXPAYERS

January 23, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Whether taxpayers find the 1040EZ to be not so easy after all, or they would prefer to have assistance in preparing and filing their tax returns, countless consumers will seek help from tax preparation services this year.

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