Zoeller Testifies Before U.S Senate On Protecting Consumers From Unwanted Calls, Scams

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today on protecting consumers from unwanted calls, scams and robocalls. Zoeller has been urging that committee for several months to pass the ‘‘Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone calls (HANGUP) Act of 2015,” which would repeal a recent amendment to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act allowing debt collection robocalls to peoples’ cell phones if the debt is owned or guaranteed by the United States. In February, Zoeller and 24 other state attorneys general called on the Committee to defend the telephone privacy rights of citizens and keep the ban on robocalls to cell phones intact.