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Title: Consumer Protection
Corporate Author: University of Arkansas
Division of Community Affairs and Continuing Education
United States of America

Arkansas Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Arkansas Office of the Attorney General
Little Rock, AR 72201
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR 72204
US Dept of Education
Washington, DC 20202
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report explains the role of the Arkansas Consumer Protection Division, the provisions of various consumer protection statutes in the State, and consumer rights under those statutes.
Abstract: The Consumer Protection Division's primary functions are consumer education and enforcement of the Consumer Protection Code. The Code prohibits false or deceptive practices in the advertisement or sale of goods or services. Offenses such as pyramiding; bait and switch; and failure to identify flood, water, fire or accidentally damaged goods, among others, are explained. Advice for dealing with mail order, automobile, and other contracts are given. Other agencies handling consumer complaints are listed.
Index Term(s): Arkansas; Consumer fraud; Consumer protection; Consumer protection laws; Credit fraud; Public information; Regulatory agencies; State laws
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