Indiana AG Urging FCC Rules Change

The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is touting new rules to constituents that could help prevent robocalls and other text messaging scams.

The rules come courtesy of the Federal Communications Commission – which has proposed allowing phone carriers to put call-blocking technologies on devices. According to information released by the Attorney General’s office, the technology exists, but current FCC rules disallow it.

Many robocalls and other scams begin overseas, making enforcement difficult for the time being. Zoeller claims he has been supporting the rules change for years.

Whether it gets implemented, though, is a matter that could take a bit of lobbying from constituents. The Indiana Attorney General says voters should contact the FCC and urge them to make the necessary changes.

According to the AG’s office, more than 13-thousand complaints have been filed with their offices regarding unwanted phone calls and other scams.