Indiana Attorney General warns against robo-calls

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's attorney general says his office is moving to crack down on political candidates who use robo-calls.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller sent a letter Friday to the state's political parties reminding them the state bars campaigns from automatically dialing Indiana residents' phones and playing pre-recorded messages.

State law bars campaigns from auto-dialing residents unless a campaign volunteer first obtains permission or the Hoosier opts in to receive the political calls. Zoeller can file lawsuits seek up to $5,000 per violation.

Hoosiers who have received robo-calls can file complaints with Zoeller's consumer protection division.

A raft of municipal elections are scheduled across the state for November.

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