Do Not Call List 2.0

Indiana lawmakers are looking for new ways to address illegal and unwanted telephone calls, as telemarketers are using advances in technology to skirt the state’s telemarketing law. There are 2.1 million phone numbers on Indiana’s “Do Not Call” list, which is stricter than the federal list. The state saw immediate results when the law went into effect in 2002 but advances in technology are allowing telemarketers to find loopholes. Some now use “spoof” numbers to make it appear as if a call is coming from a local area. Indiana republicans are preparing a bill to address the issue for the 2019 legislative session. It will propose increasing fines, which could lead to faster settlements with telemarketers. Attorney General, Curtis Hill says he’s committed to protect Indiana residents against nuisance callers.

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