WWBT / NBC News
Created: January 07, 2020 09:26 PM
Not only are robocalls to your cell phone annoying, if you haven't given your permission, they're illegal!
Now an online kit is helping hundreds of consumers across the country collect cash penalties from robocallers.
In fact, 16-year-old Jackson Gosnell of Greenville, South Carolina just bought his first car with checks he won in legal settlements from robocallers who called him illegally and broke the "Telephone Consumer Protection Act."
"You want to start taking the calls, you'll ask questions and then you'll gather the company's information, do a little bit of research, and then you'll send them a letter. The letter just basically says, 'Hey, you violated the law, you can settle with me now at this discounted rate, or I could sue you and you would have to pay the full penalties,'" he explained.
He learned how when he bought a $47 kit from http://robocalls.cash/, which says consumers can sue robocallers for breaking the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Each call is worth $500 if you're not on the national "Do Not Call" list and $1,500 if you are.
He's one of hundreds across the country who say they're collecting thousands in settlement checks.
Recently, President Trump signed a bill that increases fines for robocall violations - and cracks down on the companies making the calls.
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