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AG Greg Zoeller Files Lawsuit Against Telemarketing Company

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit against a California telemarketing company.

Zoeller is accusing the company of calling Hoosiers who are registered on the state’s “Do Not Call” list. According to a press release, the lawsuit has been filed against the man in charge of Leads Direct Marketing for placing calls to protected numbers in an attempt to sell home security systems and related products. The illegal “robocalls” were conducted through an automatic dialing device and a prerecorded voice message.

The lawsuit was filed in Marion County court after the Attorney General's Office received 60 complaints from Indiana residents, mostly from the Indianapolis area. 

Most robocalls are illegal in Indiana, even if the person's phone number is not registered on the Do Not Call list.

The next quarterly deadline to sign up for the Do Not Call list and help block annoying sales calls and text messages is midnight ET on Nov. 18. Individuals do not need to re-register unless their address has changed. To sign up, visit www.IndianaConsumer.com or call 1.888.834.9969.

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