Rutledge Recognizes National Consumer Protection Week
March 5, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the below statement recognizing National Consumer Protection Week 2018, which runs March 4-10.
“Consumer Protection Week is an important opportunity to shed light on the complaints and scams commonly faced by Arkansans,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Over the last year, my office resolved 7,229 formal complaints for Arkansas Consumers and one of my top priorities remains protecting Arkansans from bad business practices and harmful scams. Arkansans who have been wronged by a business should contact my office to file a complaint, receive guidance or have a mediator assist them – we want to do the fighting for you.”
Rutledge meets with Arkansans in every county yearly to engage in face-to-face conversations, which enhance the office’s ability to effectively handle constituent inquiries. Additionally, the Attorney General has held mobile offices with consumer trainings and prescription drug take-backs in all 75 counties in 2015, 2016 and 2017, assisting nearly 1,000 people in person in their hometowns in 2017.
Since taking office, the Attorney General’s office has provided 852 education/outreach presentations to over 54,000 Arkansans, including 16 webcasts. Programs include: Digital You, internet safety for parents, seniors and teens; Break the Cycle, dating violence prevention; consumer outreach presentations on identifying scams and preventing ID theft; and Prescription for Life, a digital curriculum for high school students and presentations to community groups, parents and senior citizens.
For more information about services provided by the Attorney General’s office, visit ArkansasAG.gov or call (501) 682-2007. Rutledge can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/AGLeslieRutledge and on Twitter at twitter.com/AGRutledge.