Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is encouraging Hoosiers who are still receiving unwanted, intrusive phone calls to explore available call-blocking options using a new call-blocking reference sheet offered by the Attorney General’s Office.
Though the state’s Do Not Call list is effective in preventing legitimate telemarketers from contacting people, it does not stop illegal telemarketers and robocallers who disregard state and federal laws. Call blocking stops the unwanted call before it reaches your land line or cell phone, and several different features are currently available.
The new tip sheet outlines different call-blocking applications and information about each option, including who is able to use it, the cost, benefits, weaknesses and how to get it.
Unwanted calls remain the top complaint received by the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, with 7,500 complaints filed in 2015.