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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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CONSUMER ALERT: AUTOMAKERS OFFER REIMBURSEMENTS

January 16, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Hyundai and Kia owners in Arkansas may be eligible for money from the automakers to reimburse for errors in the car companies' advertised fuel economy ratings.

The two companies voluntarily established a consumer …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: SOME TAX REFUND PRODUCTS PROVE COSTLY

January 09, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - It's never too soon for most consumers to want to have their federal income tax refunds in hand. Some tax preparation services have accommodated by offering immediate cash in the form of short-term loans secured by a …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID SCAMS AFTER THE STORM

January 02, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - Dreams of a white Christmas have turned into post-Christmas nightmares for some Arkansas homeowners who sustained property damage or had downed trees as a result of the Christmas Day winter storm.

Cleanup continues for those …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: RESOLVE TO RESEARCH BEFORE JOINING A HEALTH CLUB

December 26, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - As the calendar turns to another year, many Arkansans will make New Year's resolutions to rid themselves of the extra pounds they may have gained from holiday sweets. Those consumers who have resolved to get fit may be …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: BE INFORMED ABOUT RETAIL STORE RETURN POLICIES

December 19, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Whether it's a sweater that just doesn't fit or a DVD of your not-so-favorite movie, some holiday gifts inevitably will go back to the store for refunds or exchanges.

Many retailers offer hassle-free return policies that …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: MAKE WISE CHOICES WHEN GIVING TO CHARITIES

December 12, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - The abundant generosity of Arkansans is never more apparent than it is during the holidays, when our State's residents open their hearts and their wallets to worthy charities.

Arkansas consistently rates among the top states …   - Read More >


CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID HOLIDAY DECORATING HAZARDS

December 05, 2012

ITTLE ROCK - Decorating ahead of the holidays can be as enjoyable to many Arkansans as the holidays themselves. Yet, whether consumers are decking a hall or stringing lights across a rooftop, holiday decorating carries some safety risks.

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CONSUMER ALERT: GIFT CARDS COME WITH PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS

November 28, 2012

LITTLE ROCK - Every holiday shopper has that family member or friend that is difficult to buy for, which is one reason why gift cards are increasingly popular each year. Gift cards are some of the most requested Christmas gifts, as well, …   - Read More >