Consumer Protection

The Consumer Protection Division assists Arkansas consumers when problems arise during consumer transactions. Attorney General staff may help by contacting a business and mediating a positive resolution. In other instances, attorneys pursue lawsuits against those who violate the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Antitrust laws are designed to promote healthy competition among businesses and thereby ensure consumer choice. When companies collude to set prices or affect a fair marketplace, consumers often pay the price. The Attorney General’s office investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the State and federal antitrust laws. Those laws are premised on two basic requirements: companies cannot agree to limit competition in ways that hurt consumers, and a single company cannot monopolize or try to monopolize an industry through unfair practices.

File a consumer complaint online, email consumer@ArkansasAG.gov or call 800-482-8982.

Consumer Protection Tips

Federal Trade Commission

FTC.gov
Competition Policy Guidance
Guide to Antitrust Laws
National Do Not Call Registry
Complaints: DoNotCall.gov/Complaint
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600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
(202) 326-2222/toll-free: (877) FTC-HELP

Department of Justice

Antitrust Division

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