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Drop in telemarketer complaints after raid

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Reports to the attorney general’s office about the IRS imposter scam have dropped since a raid last month. The office received nearly 500 complaints in September, but that decreased to 67 in October after police in India broke up the telemarketing ring. In early October, Indian police arrested 70 people […]

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Zoeller, other AGs seek federal help in protecting consumers from unwanted calls

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Nearly 40 state and territorial attorneys general have signed a letter to the Federal Communications Commission requesting that phone companies be able to take extra steps to protect customers from unwanted calls or phone scams. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed the official comments – co-sponsored by Missouri Attorney General […]

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Attorney General urges Hoosiers to register for Do Not Call list

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –After a recent increase in reported phone scams, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to sign up for the state’s Do Not Call list. Complaints have surged recently against telephone credit scams – also known as “Rachel Calls” – which claim to offer lower interest rates and various […]

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30 Laws: State tightens up do-not-call list

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – On July 1, a new law goes into effect that will prohibit a telephone solicitor from helping another person in violating the Do Not Call law or the autodialer law. Bryan Corbin, public information officer for Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, said some companies have intentionally tried to evade the […]

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Senate sends House bill to tweak do-not-call list

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Individuals who continue to get pesky solicitation calls, despite being a part of Indiana’s “Do Not Call List,” would be able to receive help under a bill that passed the Indiana Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 349, authored by Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, would apply the current Do Not […]

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State sues medical alert company for unwanted calls

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order against a Florida company accused of illegally calling more than 660 Hoosiers registered on the state’s Do Not Call list. Safeline Alert – called also Elite Information Solutions– illegally called 620 numbers, […]