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Arkansas AG: Take-Back Day Yields 10,556 Pounds of Pills
1 May 2012 - 20:40, by , in news, No comments
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas residents disposed of more than five tons of unwanted or expired medications on Saturday as part of the fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced at a news conference today.  McDaniel was joined by local, state and federal law enforcement officials for the announcement of the totals...
11 April 2012 - 19:22, by , in news, No comments
Other states are reporting that scammers have devised schemes to unscrupulously profit from the $25 billion national mortgage settlement with the nation’s five largest banks to target homeowners. In February, Arkansas was one of 49 states to join the federal government’s settlement with Ally, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. As part...
28 March 2012 - 14:51, by , in news, No comments
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants you to know that when spring blooms, con artists often start knocking, offering to make improvements to homes and property. “Spring is a prime time for people looking to take advantage of senior citizens, people who live alone and families with weather-related damage to their homes,” McDaniel said. “I...
10 February 2012 - 19:23, by , in news, No comments
Many Arkansas families affected by the recent mortgage crisis may qualify for assistance funded by this week’s settlement between attorneys general, federal agencies and the nation’s five largest mortgage loan services. Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this special consumer alert to encourage Arkansans who might be affected by the actions of their banks to contact the...
8 February 2012 - 20:20, by , in news, No comments
News release from the Office of Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel: The ongoing recession has made it difficult for some Arkansas consumers to pay their bills in a timely fashion. Costs are rising everywhere, from the grocery store to the gas station. The weak economy has been particularly tough on some homeowners whose tight finances have...
11 January 2012 - 17:08, by , in news, No comments
LITTLE ROCK – A type of warranty being offered to many Arkansas consumers is intended to provide protection for water service lines. Instead, consumers who purchase the product may be throwing their money down the drain.  Arkansas homeowners have reported receiving solicitations by mail from a company that touts warranty coverage for the water service...
21 December 2011 - 17:18, by , in House To House, news, No comments
The Christmas shopping season is nearing its end, which, for many, means they only need to purchase a final few gifts. Others, however, are just now crossing off the first names on their Christmas lists. Whether you are at the beginning or end of your holiday shopping, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel offers some tips in...
7 December 2011 - 17:45, by , in House To House, No comments
Chances are, someone on your Christmas list this year hopes a gift card to his or her favorite store will be waiting under the Christmas tree.  In recent years, gift cards have become one of the most – of not the most – requested Christmas gift, according to the web site www.businesspundit.com. In fact, more than 80 percent of...
16 November 2011 - 16:38, by , in news, No comments
With the holiday season upon us, many Arkansans will soon be taking to the roads to celebrate with family and friends. To help Arkansans make the most of their Thanksgiving and Christmas sojourns, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to provide these tips for safe car travel. “The holidays are a time to...
15 April 2011 - 18:39, by , in news, No comments
Shop around. Try to avoid “drive-by” offers from door-to-door solicitors, and get estimates from several contractors before making a selection. Don’t be rushed into a contract, even if it may be necessary to act quickly. Know the contractor. Use reputable contractors you already know, and be concerned about unknown companies that promise repair work at...