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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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Political robocalls banned in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the final weeks of the election season approach, Hoosiers can expect to see more political ads, direct mailers and yard signs. The one campaigning tactic you shouldn’t see a huge spike in is robocalls. “In Indiana, our Legislature has adopted one of the strictest laws that strictly prohibits the use […]

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Zoeller in Cuba to fight human, drug trafficking

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller is in Cuba to discuss the fight against human trafficking and drug trafficking with his Cuban counterparts. Zoeller and several other state attorneys general departed Sunday and are scheduled to return Wednesday. Despite differences in the countries’ legal systems, Zoeller said the goal of the trip […]

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Hoosiers involved in HSBC foreclosure abuses can begin filing claims Aug. 24

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – More than 2,000 Hooisers could have some money headed back their way thanks to a settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC. According to Attorney General Greg Zoeller, qualified Hoosiers will receive mailed notices this month with instructions on how to claim the reimbursement from the $470 million federal-state settlement […]

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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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Zoeller, Colts hosting contest to fight prescription drug abuse

Staff Report TheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller is teaming up with the Indianapolis Colts to invite Indiana’s middle school and high school students to enter the #kickRxabuse video challenge to help combat teen prescription drug abuse. To enter the contest, students must create and upload a 30 second YouTube video highlighting the dangers […]

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Scammers take no break between tax seasons

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is urging Hoosiers to stay vigilant when it comes to identifying IRS scams and impersonation. Despite the end of tax season, the AG Office said consumers are still targeted. “The IRS impersonation scam is now the most common scam targeting Hoosiers,” said Attorney General […]

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Beware of “free” trips and other security advice for summer travel

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­ ­— Summer is finally here, which means flights are being booked and destinations are being decided on for family trips. In order to plan a safe and stress-free vacation, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s Office released tips to make sure fraud and criminal activity do not make the trip with you. […]

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Attorney General urges caution when donating to help Orlando victims

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers to be careful as they offer aid to Orlando victims—particularly when it comes to donating money. Early Sunday morning, a gunman entered a bar and opened fire killing and injuring more than four dozen people. The massacre is the deadliest mass shooting […]

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Indiana joins lawsuit against Delaware to reclaim abandoned MoneyGram checks

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The State of Indiana is joining 20 other states in a lawsuit against the State of Delaware in an attempt to reclaim millions of dollars from abandoned MoneyGram checks. The dispute is about which states are entitled to abandoned and unclaimed “official checks,” essentially money orders or traveler’s checks, sold […]

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