altWho Can You Complain to in Arizona?
Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Information and Complaints

Phoenix Office
1275 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2926
(602)-542-5763/(800) 352-8431

Tucson Office
400 W. Congress, South Building, Suite 315, Tucson, AZ 85701-1367
(520) 628-6648/(800) 352-8431


To file a complaint online, click here.

Arizona’s Laws

Here’s a snapshot of Arizona’s laws regarding deceptive advertising:

Arizona Revised Statutes § 44-1522: Makes it unlawful to use deception, fraud, false promises, misrepresentations, or concealment in connection with the sale or advertisement of any merchandise.

Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-2203: Makes it a misdemeanor crime to make a false or misleading statement in an advertisement.

Possible Penalties

Some of the penalties that fraudulent or deceptive advertisers may suffer in Arizona include:

  • Up to $10,000 per violation of the law against deceptive advertising, if the advertiser’s deceit, fraud, lies, misrepresentations, or omissions were intentional (Arizona Revised Statutes §44-1531);

Small Claims Court in Arizona

If you’re not trying to recover big bucks, but rather just trying to recoup the money you spent on a product or service after being duped by a false ad, then you might consider filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court.

For general info about filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court, click here.

For info on how to file a Small Claims lawsuit in Arizona, click here.

Researching Consumer Complaints

Arizona does not make consumer complaints provided to the Attorney General available to the public.

**Please note that this page is informational only and does not take the place of legal advice.  Please also note that the above summary is meant to provide a brief look at the laws in Arizona, and not a comprehensive list.

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The chief law enforcement official in each one of the 50 states; also refers to the person heading the federal government’s Justice Department

A court order that requires a person or company to do a particular act or to refrain from doing a particular act. Example? A court order prohibiting a company from using an ad that’s been deemed deceptive.

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