Illinois Identity Theft Laws

Here is some basic information about Illinois state identity theft laws and some contact information for your local agencies to get help. Please contact the proper officials if you’d like to get help from your local Illinois agency or you can email us and we can try to put you in touch with a local attorney to guide through the process of helping you reclaim your identity. Please note that we only refer your information to an attorney and we are not directly involved with the process in any way.

Here at IdentitySecurely.com we want to make sure you have all the necessary information to guide you through the identity theft protection process.

A Mandatory Reporting State

Identity Theft Laws in Illinois

  • Identity Theft Law – 720 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/16g
  • Identity Theft Law – 2006 PA 94-0827
  • Methamphetamine Enhancement and Aggravated Identity Theft
  • Identity Theft Law – 2006 PA 94-0827
  • Transmission of personal identifying information. Facilitating Identity Theft.
  • Information Breach Law – HB1633
  • Spam Law – 815 ILCS 511/1

Credit Freeze Law in Illinois

  • Credit Freeze – 815 ILCS 505/2MM:
    • Effective date: January 1, 2007
    • Victims with police reports and seniors 65+ years old do not pay a $10 fee to place, remove, or temporarily remove.
    • For instructions on how to place a security freeze:
    • consumersunion.org/pdf/security/securityIL.pdf
    • Place the freeze over the phone
      • Equifax – 800-685-1111
      • Experian – 888-397-3742
      • TransUnion – 800-680-7289

Contacts in Illinois

  • Mes R. Thompson Ctr., 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
  • Phone: (312)814-3000

Other Resources

  • Equifax

P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Phone: (800) 525-6285
Website: equifax.com

  • Experian

P.O. Box 9701, Allen, TX 75013-0949
Phone: (888) 397-3742
Website: experian.com

  • TransUnion

P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834
Phone: (800) 680-7289
Website: transunion.com

  • FTC


The FTC also provides helpful information regarding limiting unwanted calls and emails; computer security; kid’s online safety; protecting your identity; and repairing identity theft.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity


  • Annual Free Credit Report

annualcreditreport.com
877-322-8228
Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

  • National Conference of State Legislatures

www.ncsl.org/research/financial-services-and-commerce/identity-theft-state-statutes.aspx