PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Phones around the country are ringing off the hook with those annoying robocalls.
Consumers are doing everything in their power to make the calls stop, but blocking the number and attempting to opt-out aren’t getting the job done.
FOX’s Steve Noviello appeared on Good Day Philadelphia Wednesday morning to share how he turned those robocalls into more than $5,000 in cash in just 10 days.
Steve did it with the help of robocalls.cash, a website run by a consumer credit expert that sells the secret to turn those annoying calls into cash.
The site points to a little known portion of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act designed to protect consumers from auto-dials and robocallers. It also allows consumers to collect cash from callers who break the law and are subject to fines.
Here are a few steps to set you on the path to collecting cash:
- Take the call. See what the caller wants and collect as much information as you can. However, you should proceed with caution and try to avoid asking too many questions that could cause them to hang up. Instead, show interest in the hope that they reveal a company name, website or email address.
- Once you’ve got a way to contact them, reach out and cite the law and the penalty they have violated by contacting you.
- Demand your money and explain that you’re willing to take the case to authorities who can fine them.
Once you have made your demands, the company will either stop contacting you, or they’ll negotiate.