|If an Illinois resident has their identity stolen, they are entitled to relief
under state law. The local police agency must take a police report from the individual and must provide them with a copy of the report to help clear their name. In cases of imposters creating false criminal histories for innocent victims, the law provides a system for clearing their good name and correcting state criminal history records.
If you experience identity theft, consider the following steps, which will help block negative information resulting from fraud and allow you to regain control over your credit records:
Click here to download prevention tips, contact information for credit bureaus and a sample letter to send to credit bureaus to inform them that your identity has been stolen. Continue to ask for copies of your credit reports regularly for at least several months to check for any fraudulent accounts.
If your social security number was used fraudulently, report the problem to the Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline at (800) 269-0271.
If you need additional information about Identity Theft and how to utilize the information provided on this website, please contact the office at (618) 692-6280 or SAinfo@co.madison.il.us.