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Stopping Unwanted Calls

February 3, 2014
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  02/04/13 As technology advances, telemarketers and scammers have found new ways to reach and potentially victimize Hoosiers.

State Senator Randy Head said, “Currently, it is illegal to solicit landlines and cellphones registered on the Do Not Call list, but new technology has allowed solicitors to sidestep the law.”

Senate Bill 349 would expand the state’s Do Not Call statute to include companies and individuals who don’t directly make prohibited calls but benefit from them. This includes companies that sell or give numbers, and those that utilize autodialing or “robo-calls.”

In the past two years, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General has received more than 33,000 complaints from Hoosiers about unwanted calls. At least 56 percent of the complaints involved “robo-calls.”

If passed by the General Assembly, SB 349 will adapt state law to changing technology and better protect Hoosier consumers.

To register for Indiana’s Do Not Call list, click here.

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