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Attorney General advises to be on the lookout for IRS scams

Staff Report   TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers need to be on the lookout for potential scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service. The Office of the Attorney General and the Consumer Protection Division said the office is still receiving complaints of IRS phone scams even after the conclusion of tax season. Potential scammers will pose as […]

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Ten-digit dialing starts soon for the 317 area code

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In less than two weeks, anyone with a 317 telephone area code will have to use 10 numbers when dialing. Beginning Oct. 15, calls placed with seven numbers will not be completed. A recording will ask the caller to try again with the 317 area code. This change is needed […]

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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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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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Ten digit dialing encouraged in the 317 area code

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State leaders are recommending Hoosiers in central Indiana start dialing with 10 digits, instead of seven, when making a phone call. Soon callers will be required to use 10-digit dialing because utility officials are in the process of introducing a new area code. For example, callers should dial 317-555-5555 […]

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Department of Education announces launch of INschool 2.0 mobile app

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, announced the launch of a new version of the department’s mobile app Thursday. “Administrators and teachers have been communicating with parents via report cards, flyers and parent-teacher conferences for decades,” Ritz said. “And over the past decade, there have been a number of technological […]

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State Police warn of a hijacked caller-id phone scam

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana State Police are warning Hoosiers about a caller ID scam. Police said in a statement people across the country have reported experiencing caller ID Spoofing as part of a scam. Some of them dialed the caller-id number and Indiana State Police answered and they were able to report the scam. […]