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Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

June, 2019

  • 5 June

    Attorney General Mobile Office To Visit Mena

    (MENA) The Arkansas Attorney General Mobile Office will visit Mena and Polk County on Tuesday, June 25th at the Mena / Polk County Senior Center. The mobile offices assist constituents with consumer-related issues in filing consumer complaints and providing information about scams, identity theft, fraud and other protections. The various events of focus that day will be on Prescription Drug ...

February, 2019

  • 13 February

    Arkansas Attorney General warns lonely hearts to be on the lookout for scammers

    You may be on the look for love this Valentines Day, but scammers are on dating apps looking for your money. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released an alert regarding scams preying on lonely heats. Scammers use dating apps, often pretending to be someone they aren’t, to get the attention of others with the intent of stealing money from people ...

  • 6 February


    LITTLE ROCK – Identity theft is a constant concern for Arkansans, but tax time brings additional anxiety over protecting personal information. Tax refund fraud occurs when a Social Security number is stolen and used to file a tax return and the resulting refund is claimed by the thief. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that this fraud has occurred until they attempt ...

January, 2019

  • 30 January

    Don’t fall for calls about fake water, electric or gas bills

    ATTORNEY GENERAL ALERT: Don’t Fall for Calls about Fake Water, Electric or Gas Bills LITTLE ROCK – Scammers are recycling an old con to scare Arkansans into turning over prepaid debit cards or wiring money to pay off an unpaid utility bill. The Arkansas Attorney General’s office has received over 100 reports since the first of the year of con artists ...

October, 2018

  • 10 October

    Rutledge Announces 2018 Officers of the Year

    BENTON – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today awarded the Polk County Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards to Patrolman Paul Arceneaux and Patrolman Mike Wolf with the Mena Police Department. Rutledge presented the county winners at the annual awards and recognition luncheon during the 2018 Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit at the Benton Event Center. “Honoring law enforcement officers ...

May, 2018

  • 31 May

    ATTORNEY GENERAL ALERT: Scammers Use Fake Sweepstakes to Steal Cash

    Any prize that requires a processing fee or personal financial information is a scam. Con artists are trying to convince Arkansans that they have won a sweepstakes or lottery but in order to get the prize, they must pay a fee or fill out a form to provide banking information for the scammer to “deposit the money.” “A legitimate prize ...