SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Automated telemarketers would be prohibited from deliberately falsifying caller ID to disguise an identity or phone number under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jenn Ladisch Douglass, D-Elmhurst.
“Spoofing and spam calls are more than just a common inconvenience — they can be used to steal valuable personal information, money, and be a sign of fraudulent activity,” Ladisch Douglass said. “Consumers deserve to know who is calling them so they can make informed decisions, and this bill makes that possible.”
Senate Bill 160 requires automated telemarketing calls to immediately state the organization being represented and the purpose of the call and give the call receiver to confirm or deny whether the person consented to solicitation. The bill also prevents telemarketers from calling someone back and requires them to remove a person from contact records when they do not consent to solicitation.
“As elected leaders, we must combat businesses that deliberately mislead people. This is a commonsense consumer protection measure that allows individuals to consent or deny solicitation and make more informed decisions,” Ladisch Douglass said. “I encourage my colleagues to pass this bill and protect Illinoisans from spoofing and deception.”
For more information on Ladisch Douglass’ legislative agenda, please visit www.ilga.gov