Submitted Report Published 11:01 a.m. CT Oct. 12, 2018
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge(Photo: File)
LITTLE ROCK – From aliment commitment to job applications, abounding casework are accessible online rather than acute Arkansans to appointment a storefront, but the affection of casework may abate if completed online rather than in person. Some companies are alms medical casework online, including eye and audition exams, potentially abbreviating the accurateness of the services.
“Arkansans should booty advantage of advances in technology generally to accomplish our active lives easier,” said Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “But we should all do our due activity to analysis companies and apps to ensure that the casework are accurate, able and legitimate.”
Attorney General Rutledge appear the afterward tips for consumers who adjudge to pay for casework online:
• Analysis the site’s aloofness action afore accouterment any claimed banking advice and actuate how the advice will be acclimated or aggregate with others. Additionally analysis the site’s statements about the aegis provided for your information. Some websites’ disclosures are easier to acquisition than others — attending at the basal of the home page, on adjustment forms or in the “About” or “FAQs” area of a site.
• Pay by acclaim card, the best defended way. Beneath federal law, you can altercation the accuse if you do not get what you were promised. You may additionally altercation crooked accuse on your acclaim card. Abounding acclaim agenda issuers accept “zero liability” behavior beneath which you pay annihilation if addition steals and uses your acclaim card.
• Keep claimed advice private. Do not acknowledge claimed advice – address, blast number, Social Aegis number, coffer annual cardinal or email abode – unless you apperceive who is accession the information, why they are accession it and how they will use it.
• Review account acclaim agenda and coffer statements for any errors or crooked purchases promptly and thoroughly. Notify your acclaim or debit agenda issuer anon if your acclaim or debit agenda or checkbook is absent or stolen, or if you doubtable addition is application your accounts after your permission.
Rutledge encourages Arkansans to analysis a business’s cachet with the Attorney General’s Appointment or the Better Business Bureau to ensure its legitimacy.
For added advice about added accepted scams and consumer-related issues, amuse alarm the Arkansas Attorney General’s appointment at (800) 482-8982 or appointment ArkansasAG.gov or facebook.com/AGLeslieRutledge.
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