AG Zoeller Asking Hoosiers to Issue Comments on Ways to Block Unwanted Calls

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Attorney General Greg Zoller is asking Hoosiers to submit comments on the FCC's new plan to reduce unwanted calls by allowing phone companies to use new call-blocking technology.

The FCC recently announced it would consider recommendations from the attorneys general to allow phone companies to implement the potential changes, which would not only filter robocalls, but also other unwanted sales calls.

Zoeller is encouraging Indiana residents to give their opinion on blocking unwanted calls by visiting http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/display and entering the proceeding number, 02-278.

People all across the country, and in Indiana, have made it clear that stopping incessant telemarketing calls and scam pitches is a priority,” Zoeller said. “Fighting illegal telemarketers and scammers is extremely difficult because most of these bad actors are national if not global. We need to use every tool in the toolbox, at the state and federal levels, to address this frustrating problem.”