(815 ILCS 505/2VV)
Credit and public utility service; identity theft.
It is an unlawful practice for a person to deny credit or public utility service to or reduce the credit limit of a consumer solely because the consumer has been a victim of identity theft as defined in Section 16-30 or 16G-15 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, if the consumer:
(1) has provided a copy of an identity theft report
as defined under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and implementing regulations evidencing the consumer's claim of identity theft;
(2) has provided a properly completed copy of a
standardized affidavit of identity theft developed and made available by the Federal Trade Commission pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1681g or an affidavit of fact that is acceptable to the person for that purpose;
(3) has obtained placement of an extended fraud
alert in his or her file maintained by a nationwide consumer reporting agency, in accordance with the requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act; and
(4) is able to establish his or her identity and
address to the satisfaction of the person providing credit or utility services.
(Source: P.A. 97-597, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)