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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
Arizona Attorney General State credit/security freeze information

Phone: (602) 542-4025

AZ Secretary of State Contact for questions regarding business identity theft.

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


Phone: (602) 542-4285

AZ Department of Corrections Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft. Website:

Phone: (602) 542-5497

AZ Department of Transportation Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations. Website:

Report Fraud Phone: (602)-277-5684 or
(877) 712-2370

Fraud Website:

AZ Benefits Services Contact for identity theft situations regarding unemployment benefits, public housing, and SSI. Website:
AZ Department of Revenue Questions regarding income and tax laws. Website:

Toll-free phone: (800) 352-4090


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
A.R.S. 13-2008  Defines what is considered identity theft in the state of Arizona.  Identified as a Class 4 felony.
A.R.S. 44-1372 Defines what type of electronic mail is considered “unsolicited commercial electronic mail” (spam).
A.R.S. 44-7601 Law regarding the discarding and disposing of records containing personal identifying information; civil penalty; enforcement; and definition.
A.R.S. 44-7701 Retention of customer information; transmission to third parties prohibited; enforcement; and civil penalties.
A.R.S. 12-771

A.R.S. 12-772

A.R.S. 13-4440

Laws regarding when somebody is charged for a crime they did not commit due to identity theft.
A.R.S. 44-1698 Security freeze on credit reports and credit scores; fees; and definition.
A.R.S. 44-1698-01 Consumer credit reports; extension of credit; identity theft; and definition.