CONSUMER ALERT: DON’T OPEN THE DOOR TO TROUBLEMay 01, 2013
LITTLE ROCK - Who's that knocking at your door? In some cases, it's trouble.
It's that time of year where Arkansas homeowners will notice an uptick in door-to-door sales, with solicitors often peddling home improvements or home security … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: LAW TARGETS HOME-REPAIR SCAMSApril 24, 2013
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas homeowners now have an additional protection against unscrupulous home-repair contractors who dash to neighborhoods damaged by severe weather.
Known as "storm chasers," the scam artists attempt to take advantage of … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID SCAMS INVOLVING PREPAID DEBIT CARDSApril 17, 2013
LITTLE ROCK - For years, con artists have used wire transfers as a mechanism for separating consumers from their hard-earned money. Now, though, scammers are increasingly using reloadable debit cards in their schemes to extract funds.… - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: ARKANSANS CONCERNED BY INVOICESApril 10, 2013
ITTLE ROCK - Arkansas consumers and small business owners alike wade through countless bills every month for the services they use or products they acquire. Sometimes, as the invoices mount up and due dates approach, payments are processed … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: OIL SPILL AFFECTS ARKANSANSApril 03, 2013
LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday visited the Mayflower neighborhood where Exxon Mobil Corp.'s Pegasus pipeline ruptured, causing a major oil spill and forcing the evacuation of area residents.
McDaniel has … - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: ADVICE FOR DEALING WITH UNSOLICITED TELEPHONE CALLSMarch 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 TIMESHARESMarch 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 VICTIMSMarch 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.… - Read More >
CONSUMER ALERT: ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES COMMON CONSUMER COMPLAINTSMarch 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 WEIGHTFebruary 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 >