102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/14/2021, by Rep. Jonathan Carroll
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act. Provides that
a person commits an unlawful practice when he or she, in connection with
any telecommunications service or voice over Internet protocol (VoIP)
service, knowingly causes any caller identification service to transmit
misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent
to deceive, defraud, mislead, harass, cause emotional distress, or
wrongfully obtain anything of value. Provides exemptions.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning business.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2WWW as follows:
(815 ILCS 505/2WWW new)
Misleading caller identification.
(a) It is an unlawful practice to, in connection with any
telecommunications service or voice over Internet protocol
(VoIP) service, knowingly cause any caller identification
service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller
identification information with the intent to deceive,
defraud, mislead, harass, cause emotional distress, or
wrongfully obtain anything of value.
(b) As used in this Section:
"Caller identification information" means the name,
telephone number, or other identifying data of the person
or entity originating a call using a telecommunications
service or VoIP service.
"Caller identification service" means any service or
device designed to provide the user of the service or
device with the telephone number of, or other information
regarding the origination of, a call made using a