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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
Illinois Attorney General State credit/security freeze information
security_freeze.pdfIdentity Theft Hotline: (866) 999-5630
TTY: (877) 844-5461
IL Secretary of State Licensing Department Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations. Website:
IL Department of Corrections Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft. Website:
IL Department of health and human services Agency for welfare, SNAP, and social services. Website:

Phone: (844) 453-7283


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
§720 ILCS 5/Art. 16, Subdiv. 15 Laws outlining identity theft, the penalties and jurisdiction of crime.
§15 ILCS 335/14B Law outlining use of fraudulent identification cards and financial cards.
§740 ILCS / 7 Law outlining phishing and the penalties.
SB2400 Law governing biometrics.
§720 ILCS 5/16G-30 Mandatory police reporting law and law covering criminal identity theft.
§ 225 ILCS 425/1 Law requires debt collectors to cease collection activities after a law enforcement report of identity theft and other proof of identity theft.
§815 ILCS 505/2MM Law outlining the credit freeze process in IL.
§815 ILCS 530: Law outlining information breaches and notification processes.