Perry, Spencer Co. residents can sign up for 'Do Not Call' list through Sunday | News
Attorney General Greg Zoeller has extended the registration deadline until 11 p.m. Sunday to give Hoosiers more time during the busy holiday to sign-up their cellular and landline phone numbers.
“More than two million phone lines are registered on the state’s protected list,” Zoeller said. “Signing up will at least fend off legitimate telemarketers from calling or texting you and allow you to file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office if you receive an unwanted call.”
The Attorney General’s Office has obtained 50 settlements or judgments since 2009 against robocallers and Do Not Call violators. The total awarded to the state since 2009 is more than $4.8 million and the total collected is more than $670,000.
Consumers, who have not registered before, can register their landline, cell, VOIP or prepaid wireless numbers at no cost. Zoeller said the updated list will take effect Jan. 1, 2013.
To sign up or to confirm a number is already on the list, visit www.IndianaConsumer.com or call 1.888.834.9969.Out-of-state area codes can also be added as long as the billing address is located in Indiana. Consumers do not need to re-register unless their addresses have changed.
Indiana’s Do Not Call registry is updated quarterly on the first of each January, April, July and October.
Zoeller recently launched a new portion of www.IndianaConsumer.com that includes information on robocalls. Consumers can find out what the Attorney General’s Office is doing to combat the calls and what to do if you receive a robocall by visiting http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2976.htm.