Consumer Alerts

Attorney General alert: Scam artists pose as contact tracers to steal Arkansans’ identities  •  Story here
How to avoid COVID-19 government impostor scams  •  Story here
How to use your Economic Impact Payment prepaid debit card without paying a fee  •  Story here
Don’t throw it away!  IRS stimulus card payments arriving in unmarked envelopes  •  Story here
Federal Trade Commission warns, “Not every COVID-19 testing site is legit”  •  Visit the FTC’s website here
Report price gouging at the Arkansas Attorney General’s website.  •  Visit the AG’s COVID-19 Resources page here to report price gouging.
Federal Communications Commission offers Consumer Help Center.  •  Click here to learn more about phone scammers offering free home testing kits, promoting bogus cures, and selling health insurance, among other schemes.
FBI says, “Protect Your Wallet—and Your Health—from Pandemic Scanners.”  •  Click here for an interview with the head of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Section about the latest scams the FBI is investigating and tips on how to protect yourself.
FEMA offers Coronavirus Rumor Control page.  •  Click here for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s center for helping to “distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”