WE’VE all received those annoying robocalls on our landlines or mobile phones.
Instead of blocking the calls, one woman is fighting back and cashing in.
Kristi VonDeylen is cashing in against robocallsCredit: kare11.com
Kristi VonDeylen of Oak Grove, Minnesota, spoke to KARE11 News, to share how she’s turning the tables and making money off the unwanted calls.
Kristi explains it takes time and, at first, her strategy wasn’t easy.
However, she’s so far earned $42,000 in settlements from companies who’ve called her.
She credits a $47 online kit called Doc Compton’s Turning Robocalls Into Cash.
Kristi, who works full-time from home, said of her decision to buy the kit: “I’m thinking is this thing real… could it possibly work?”
Two years later, she’s used her robocall cash to pay off debt, buy a car and take a nice vacation.
Her first check was for $500, which may sound like a sweet deal, but Kristi admitted it took about six months of work.
However, when she figured out the system, the checks started rolling in.
What is the Turning Robocalls Info Cash kit?
The kit, created by Doc Compton, walks you through the process of turning the tables on the unsolicited calls.
First, you need to make sure you are on the Do Not Call Llist.
The kit works on any kind of call or text to your cell phone that’s initiated by an automated dialing system.
It could be any kind of call that tries to sell you health insurance, home security systems, home services, even tax relief.
Kristi said she answers every robocall, logs them and records the call when she can.
Her advice is to play along and try to talk to a human so she can find out more information about the company.
Then, she uses a virtual credit card, not tied to a bank account, so she can see who tries to charge her. That’s how she finds out the company’s real name.
The Doc Compton kit provides demand letters and once she figures out where to send it, she sends one off demanding the robocaller to pay her.
Robocalls are illegal unless you give a group permission to call you. It’s also illegal to call numbers on the Do Not Call List.
Things to keep in mind
Doc Compton, consumer advocate and creator of Turning Robocalls Into Cash Kit, said: “Believe it or not these guys want to negotiate.”