File a Consumer Complaint Securities

If you believe any person or entity may have violated or is currently violating any securities laws, please notify the Securities Department. The more information you provide, the better the department can investigate your complaint. Critical information includes the names, addresses, phone numbers and other background information of any person or entity mentioned in your complaint. Please include as much detail as possible. Please provide the department with copies (not originals) of promotional materials, account statements or other documents provided to you by the person or entity in your complaint. If your complaint involves the Internet or a commercial access provider, please notify the department where the activity is occurring, such as a Web site address, ETP site, newsgroup, etc.

You may file a complaint online or you may download and print one of the following forms:

Mail completed forms to the appropriate address below:

Springfield Address:
Illinois Securities Department
421 E. Capitol Ave., 2nd Flr.
Springfield, IL 62701
Chicago Address:
Illinois Securities Department
69 W. Washington St., Rm. 1220
Chicago, IL 60602

After your complaint is received, a department investigator will contact you to acknowledge receipt of your complaint and advise you of additional information that may be needed. Inquiries/investigations are conducted on a confidential basis to preserve the integrity of the investigative process, and to protect persons against whom unfounded charges may be made or where the department determines that enforcement action is not warranted. Subject to the Freedom of Information Act and other laws and regulations, the department does not disclose the existence (or non-existence) of any pending investigation. Any information gathered pursuant to an investigation is not disclosed unless it is made a matter of public record.

The Secretary of State, Illinois Securities Department or their information providers shall not be liable regardless of the cause or duration, for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or untimeliness of the information, or for any delay or interruption in the transmission thereof to the user, or for any claims or losses arising therefrom.