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Hoosiers warned not to answer phone calls from unknown numbers

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­­ — Unknown numbers calling your phone may seem harmless or a little annoying, but answering might lead you to more problems than you may be able to handle. “The simple answer is if you do not know who is calling you, do not answer the phone,” Attorney General Curtis Hill […]

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Phone scam complaints surge

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers continue to fall victim to phone scams and Attorney General Greg Zoeller is recommending people pay special attention to area codes and phone numbers to help protect themselves. Zoeller’s office has received more than 10,000 complaints this year about unwanted calls and robocalls. “If you have Caller ID, you […]

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AG’s office warns of a property tax phone scam

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Phone scammers are preying on Marion County residents claiming to be from the treasurer’s or auditor’s office and it could cost you a pretty penny. Though the calls are happening in Marion County, the attorney general’s office warns it is likely to happen in other counties as well. The caller typically […]

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Attorneys general hosts do-not-call summit

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster launched the first-ever national “No-Call Law Enforcement Summit” on Tuesday. The Indiana attorney general’s office received more than 14,000 Do Not Call complaints with more than 50 percent involving automated calls known as robocalls last year. The “No-Call Law […]

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Newspapers, charities among organizations exempted from Do Not Call expansion

By Ally Marlow TheStatehouseFile.com         INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee unanimously passed a bill Monday that would expand restrictions on telephone solicitation – after adding an amendment to exempt some types of organizations. Senate Bill 349 would amend the Indiana “Do Not Call” law to include suppliers in consumer transactions and callers in commercial telephone solicitations. […]