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‘Do Not Call List’ exceeds 220,000 Hoosiers by first 2017 deadline

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill, is thanking Hoosiers for signing up for the “Do Not Call List”.

According to the office of the Attorney General, more than 220,000 Indiana residents signed up for the list, more than doubling the number at this time last year.

The high level of registrations are reportedly due to the state’s new telephone privacy campaign, “Do Not Call, Do Not Answer.”

“I am extremely proud of Hoosiers who took our office seriously and followed the necessary steps to avoid unwanted phone calls,” Hill said.

“In the process, they have educated themselves on how to avoid falling victim to criminals trying to scam them over the phone.”

The 224,386 registrations are the highest total for a single quarter since 2011, when 189,000 Hoosiers registered during the third quarter of the year.

Hoosiers who signed up by the Feb. 21 deadline will receive fewer calls from telemarketers beginning Apr.1.

If you missed the Feb. 21 deadline, the next deadline is May 16. You can call 888-834-9969 or visit Indianaconsumer.com to register.

Editor’s note: Officials previously told us the number was over 330,000. This has been corrected.