Tuesday is the next deadline to register for the State's Do Not Call list, said Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter. Phone numbers placed on the list by midnight EST Tuesday will begin receiving benefits of the law starting Jan. 1.
There are more than 1.6 million phone numbers registered on the Do Not Call list.
Re-registering is not necessary if you retain the same phone number. The law currently benefits more than 3.5 million people.
The attorney general's office has entered into agreements with 165 companies and assessed penalties of over $440,000 for alleged violations of the Telephone Privacy list. Earlier this year, the state also won a $100,000 judgment against Anderson, Ind., telemarketer Gabriel Gouvas and his company, Spectrum Services.
The attorney general's office reminds people that registration is free and the state will not ask for any personal financial information.
The Attorney General also encourages the public to visit www.SaveDoNotCall.com for the latest information about the Consumer Bankers Association challenge to the state's Do-Not Call law. Several banks operating in Indiana support a petition filed with the Federal Communication Commission to weaken Indiana's law.
A second petition filed by more than 30 organizations would also negatively impact the Do Not Call list. The attorney general's office encourages registrants to contact these banks and organizations and ask them to withdraw the petition.