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15 February 2012 - 17:33, by , in news, 1 comment
LITTLE ROCK – The landmark national mortgage settlement announced last week will provide relief to many Arkansans adversely affected by the foreclosure crisis. The agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers requires those servicers to offer principal write-downs, refinancing assistance and direct payments to qualifying Arkansas homeowners. The Attorney General’s Office has fielded hundreds...
4 January 2012 - 19:15, by , in news, No comments
For many, economic times are still tough and ends are hard to meet. Add the recent splurge for holiday gifts, and it’s not surprising that some people are falling behind on mortgage, credit card and other bill payments. Once that happens, it doesn’t take long for bill collectors to start calling…and calling…and calling.  Attorney General Dustin...
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...
23 November 2011 - 20:19, by , in news, No comments
As Americans gear up for the holiday shopping season, many will spend a portion of their day surfing the Internet for deals from online retailers. While shopping online can make your holiday gift-buying faster and easier, there can also be pitfalls if you’re not careful.  “The Monday after Thanksgiving has become known as Cyber Monday...
13 July 2011 - 14:05, by , in news, 1 comment
When shoppers look for light bulbs, one of the first things they check is the wattage. Starting next year, though, “lumens” will be the measure consumers will want to look for on light bulb labels.   “Wattage only tells you how much energy a bulb uses, but that is not as helpful with all the...
1 June 2011 - 16:05, by , in news, No comments
With the end of school, many children and teens are at home during the summer months with lots of time on their hands – which often translates to many more hours on social networking sites. While they may provide a sense of connection and social interactivity, social networking sites can also provide a false sense...
26 April 2011 - 21:16, by , in news, No comments
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a Texas-based company that pledges to offer a quick fix a consumer’s damaged credit history. The complaint alleges that offered services are ineffective and that the defendants charge an advance fee that is prohibited by federal law.   According to the suit, representatives of...
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...