Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging shoppers taking advantage of
on-line sales to add one more item to the list: signing up for Indiana’s Do
Not Call registry.
Zoeller said he extended the registration deadline from today to 11 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 26, to give Hoosiers more time during the busy holiday to
sign-up their cellular and landline phone numbers.
“More than 2 million phone lines are registered on the state’s protected
list,” Zoeller said in a statement released on Tuesday. “Signing up will at
least fend off legitimate telemarketers from calling or texting you and
allow you to file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office if you
receive an unwanted call.”
The Attorney General’s Office has obtained 50 settlements or judgments since
2009 against robocallers and Do Not Call violators. The total awarded to the
state since 2009 is more than $4.8 million and the total collected is more
Consumers who have not previously registered can do so on their landline,
cell, VOIP or prepaid wireless numbers at no cost. Zoeller said the updated
list will take effect Jan. 1, 2013.
To sign up or to confirm a number is already on the list, visit
www.IndianaConsumer.com or call (888) 834-9969. Out-of-state area codes can
also be added as long as the billing address is located in Indiana.
Consumers do not need to re-register unless their addresses have changed.
Indiana’s Do Not Call registry is updated quarterly on the first of each
January, April, July and October.
Zoeller recently launched a new portion of www.IndianaConsumer.com which
includes information on robocalls. Consumers can find out what the Attorney
General’s Office is doing to combat the calls and what to do if you receive
a robocall by visiting
In September, Zoeller conducted a series of roundtable discussions with
industry experts, elected officials, and consumer groups to find more
effective ways to prevent Hoosiers from receiving unwanted calls and text
messages. Zoeller recently presented ideas from the roundtables during a key
panel at the Federal Trade Commission’s Robocall Summit in Washington, D.C.