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/
|AR Secretary of State||Contact for questions regarding business identity theft.
Contact regarding fraudulent notarization documents or stolen notary license/stamps.
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|
|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
|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|