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CONSUMER ALERT: MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD NOW UNDERWAY

October 17, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Medicare's open enrollment period is now underway, giving current or newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to sign up for benefits or make changes to existing coverage.

The open enrollment period began Oct. …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: ARKANSAS LEMON LAW BENEFITS OWNERS OF PROBLEM CARS

October 10, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Car shoppers who choose to buy new cars often do so because of the likelihood that a never-driven vehicle will be more reliable than a used car.

That assurance of reliability, coupled with a manufacturer's warranty, helps …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: READ THE FINE PRINT BEFORE ENTERING CONTESTS AND DRAWINGS

October 03, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Those sweepstakes and contests at fairs and festivals this fall may promise big prizes, but a few could lead to bigger headaches.

Arkansas consumers undoubtedly will have opportunities to enter drawings for gift cards, …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: DISPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SAFELY

September 26, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas consumers can help in the fight against prescription drug abuse on Saturday, Sept. 29, by safely disposing of their unused, unwanted or expired drugs on national Prescription Drug "Take-Back" Day.

The drug take-back …   - Read More >


SPECIAL CONSUMER ALERT: SCAM TARGETING GRANDPARENTS PREVALENT IN ARKANSAS

September 25, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - In what initially appears to be a tug at the heartstrings of loving family members, con artists are ramping up efforts to get at the pursestrings of Arkansas consumers in a ploy commonly known as the "grandparents scam."

The …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: KEEP VITAL RECORDS SAFE

September 19, 2012

LITTLE ROCK -- Preparing for a weather-related emergency, such as a tornado or flood, involves more than keeping fresh batteries in flashlights and stocking up on candles. It's also important to secure your vital personal records.

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CONSUMER ALERT: TWIST TO COMMON SCAM TROUBLES CONSUMERS

September 12, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - A new variation of an age-old scam has been reported throughout Arkansas in recent weeks, leaving consumers uneasy about the possibility that con artists may be paying a visit to their homes.

The twist on the common …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: TIPS TO HELP PARENTS WEIGH CHILDCARE CHOICES

September 05, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - For many families, finding high-quality child care is crucial. Finding a trusted center to care for pre-school children during the day and school-aged children after school is a must for a growing number of families with …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: STAY AWAY FROM STORM-CHASING SCAMMERS

August 29, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Severe weather often strikes quickly in Arkansas, and unfortunately, sometimes con artists will strike just as quickly thereafter.

Scammers known as "storm chasers" are known to take advantage of unsuspecting storm victims …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: PROTECT CHILDREN FROM IDENTITY FRAUD

August 22, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - As Arkansas families begin a new school year, parents are filling out paperwork to register their children and forms that ask for medical history, emergency contact information and sometimes the child's Social Security number. …   - Read More >