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Indiana Attorney General Zoeller says he will call on his federal counterparts for advice and assistance in tracking down violators of the state’s robocall law at a summit Washington, DC. The attorney general’s office has received more than seventeen thousand complaints about robocalls and Do Not Call list violations so far this year.
Spokesperson Erin Reece says that is twice as many complaints as Zoeller received in the same period last year and many times more than what they have traditionally seen in the last decade.
“Our office does absolutely everything we can to stop unwanted calls. Unfortunately, technology has outpaced what we are able to do on the state level and to really crack down on these calls,” she says.
Zoeller will participate in a panel at the Robocall Summit, hosted by the Federal Trade Commission in the nation’s capital. Reece says Zoeller hopes to bring back ideas and strategies that can be implemented in Indiana to crack down violators.
“They are gonna have to set up with the technologies that available nationally to keep this harassment from continuing, because people in Indiana that I’ve talked to don’t want these unsolicited calls and they are asking me to do everything we can to prevent it,” Zoeller says.
The Washington session will focus on call authentication, call-blocking, and combating ID spoofing.