State of Arkansas (AR)

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Arkansas Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

arkansasag.gov/consumer-protection/identity/column-one/
security-freeze/

Phone Number: (501) 682-2007

Identity theft information page: arkansasag.gov/programs/
identity-theft/

AR Secretary of State

Contact for questions regarding business identity theft.

Contact regarding fraudulent notarization documents or stolen notary license/stamps.

Website: www.sos.arkansas.gov/

Phone: (501) 682-1010

AR Department of Corrections

Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: www.arkansas.gov/doc/

Phone: (870) 267-6999

AR Department of Human Services

Contact for identity theft situations regarding welfare, food stamps, Medicaid and other social services.

Website: humanservices.arkansas.gov/Pages/Resources.aspx

Fraud and Abuse Hotline (800) 422-6641

List of Specific Programs: humanservices.arkansas.gov/Pages/Hotlines.aspx 

AR Department of Finance and Administration

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations. Also handles state taxes and child support issues.

Website: www.dfa.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Arkansas Identity Theft Passport

A card that a victim of financial identity fraud can carry with them in order to help prove their identity.

arkansasag.gov/consumer-protection/identity/column-one/identity-theft-passport-victim-id-card/

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§ 5-37-227

Defines what is considered financial identity fraud and the penalties for committing this crime, not just against consumers but also against the elderly and disabled. Also addresses the victim’s right to restitution.  Amended to include unlawful possession of a skimmer.

ACA 5-36-103, 5-36-105, 5-36-106 and
5-37-207

Clarifies that the offenses of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card includes the unlawful use of credit card account numbers; and for other purposes.

§ 4-110

Consumer Protection Against Spyware Act covers laws governing spyware on computers and unauthorized collection and use of electronic data and personal identifying information (PII).

§ 5-41-103

Defines the criminal offenses of computer fraud and computer trespass.

§ 4-110-101 to 105

Personal Information Protection Act - to encourage individuals, businesses, and state agencies that acquire, own, or license personal information about the citizens of the State of Arkansas to provide reasonable security for the information.

Also covers the destruction of documents when no longer necessary and the disclosure of security breaches. 

§ 4-86-107

Prohibiting the misappropriate post or display of Social Security numbers.

§ 5-37-228

Requires that a law enforcement agency take a report from an individual claiming to be a victim of financial identity theft and give that person a copy of the report.

§ 4-112-101

AR Consumer Report Security Freeze Act

 

 

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