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How do I Get on the Do Not Call lists?

To help lower the number of unsolicited telephone calls you receive, and as another means to deter identity theft, you may want to get on the do not call lists.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have created a National Do Not Call Registry where people can register their landlines and mobile numbers to help reduce telemarketing calls.

There are some exemptions on the national list, including charities and telephone surveyors. The exemption also includes companies to which you’ve made an inquiry or submitted an application in the last three months.

The national list does NOT provide Indiana residents with the same amount of protection that you receive under Indiana’s law. Indiana’s law is more inclusive so you will actually get more protection by being registered on the Indiana Do Not Call Registry. Unlike many other states, Indiana does not transfer its residents’ registered phone numbers to the FTC. That’s why it’s a good idea to register on BOTH the national and the Indiana state lists.

National Do Not Call registry

The Federal government created a registry to make it easier and more efficient for you to stop getting telemarketing calls you don’t want. Registration is FREE. You can register online or call 888.382.1222.

(If you register on the national list, you are automatically registered in Michigan.)

Indiana Do Not Call registry

Registration is FREE 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. You’ll be asked to provide some basic information, such as your home phone number, name, and address. You can register on the Indiana Attorney General's web site or call 888.834.9969.

(This site also has a wealth of information for the benefit of Indiana consumers)

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