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CONSUMER ALERT: An Eye for Detail Could Spot a Scam

January 25, 2017

LITTLE ROCK – Scammers are hacking into email accounts of realtors to take money from their clients. The Arkansas Attorney General’s office and the Federal Trade Commission have received reports of a scam where a criminal goes through a …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Million Dollar Giveaway? It May Be a Scam.

January 18, 2017

LITTLE ROCK – Scammers are using the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s (AGFC) name to steal money from people across The Natural State. The Arkansas Attorney General’s office recently received complaints of Arkansans getting phone calls, …   - Read More >

MILITARY ALERT: Tax Protections for Military Families

January 11, 2017

LITTLE ROCK - Each year, many active-duty military families are taken advantage of when filing their taxes because they are not aware of the many protections available to them. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) offers safeguards that …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Fake Tax Bills Tricking Consumers

January 04, 2017

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Attorney General warns that con artists are sending fake tax bills claiming to be from the IRS demanding immediate payment from Arkansans and threatening arrest if money is not sent. Consumers are being sent a …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Use Utility Bills to Target Small Businesses

December 28, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Scam artists are targeting small businesses and residential customers by altering caller IDs and claiming to be from a utility company stating that the customers have unpaid utility bills and the services will be shut off …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Research Return Policies

December 21, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – We all know that our friends and family put a lot of thought into gifts this holiday season, but not every gift is a homerun. Sometimes clothes may be the wrong size, or we may already have that game, which leads us to …   - Read More >

VETERANS ALERT: Financial Planning for Military Service Members and Families

December 14, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Military servicemen and women are tasked daily with protecting our freedoms, and the holiday season is no different. While these brave men and women face many of the same financial hardships as other families do, they also are …   - Read More >

CONSUMER ALERT: Gift Cards – What You Should Know

December 07, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – It is exciting to purchase that new toy a child in your life wants or give that perfect gift a relative needs, but sometimes it can be difficult to settle on the right gift. Many Arkansans turn to gift cards as the perfect item …   - Read More >

SAFETY ALERT: Deck the Halls — with Caution

November 30, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – The holiday season is upon us, and families across Arkansas are taking steps to make their homes more festive with decorations. Many times this involves stringing lights on rooftops and lighting festive candles to bring more …   - Read More >

ENERGY ALERT: Falling Temperatures. Climbing Heating Costs.

November 23, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Air conditioners across Arkansas are finally getting a break with temperatures now dipping into the 30s overnight, but the lower the temperature falls, the more work our furnaces and heating units do, which can lead to increased …   - Read More >