Enjoy the sound of silence from telemarketing calls by adding your land-line, cell phone or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone number to Indiana’s Do Not Call registry. Today is the deadline to add numbers to the list for the next update, which will take place later this summer.
Adding your numbers to the list will help cut down on potentially fraudulent calls and text messages, according to information on the Indiana Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division website. Most telemarketers are forbidden from calling or texting telephone numbers on the Do Not Call list.
However, four types of callers are still allowed to contact you. They are charitable organizations whose calls are made by volunteers or employees, newspapers whose employees make their calls and licensed insurance and real estate agents. Companies with existing business relationships are not allowed to call unless you give them permission to do so.
Add your number to the list by calling 1-888-834-9969 or visiting http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/