(815 ILCS 505/2P.1)
Telemarketing; free trials.
(a) As used in this Section, "telemarketing" means a plan, program, or
which is conducted to
induce the purchase of goods or services by use of one or more telephones and
which involves calls to or
from more than one consumer.
(b) A person or entity that, by means of a telemarketing plan, program, or
campaign, offers free goods or
services to an Illinois consumer on a trial basis and assesses a periodic fee
or charge for the goods or
services after the end of the free trial period must send to the consumer who
accepts the free goods or services an invoice that
the consumer may use to
pay the periodic fee or charge or indicate that the consumer no longer wishes
to receive the goods or services after the end of the free trial
period. The invoice must contain an address and telephone
number the consumer may use to cancel the goods or services if the consumer no
longer wishes to receive the free goods or services after the end of the free
(c) Violation of this Section constitutes an unlawful practice
within the meaning of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-194, eff. 1-1-04.)