A Guy from Texas Has Won Over $100,000 Suing Robocallers
Sounds like I’ll be getting rich quickly.
Have you been getting a ton of robocalls here lately? I have. I’ll get anywhere from 2 to 5 of those things every day. It seems like damn near every time my phone rings the caller id says “Scam Likely”.
The good news is that unless those who initiate robocalls have your permission, it’s illegal. And that meant a big payday for a man here in Texas.
A CPA by the name of Dan Graham, who works in both Dallas and Austin, finally got so fed up with the constant robocalls that he started filing lawsuits against the businesses behind them, according to Fox 7 Austin.
To date, he has grossed over $105,000 for his troubles. Nice.
Luckily, Graham has shared the steps to take to end those annoying calls or initiate a lawsuit if they continue.
The first thing to do is to put your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry if you haven’t already done so. It takes 30 days for it to take effect.
At that point, start taking the calls in order to figure out the business that is behind the call. Afterward, reach out to the business and ask them to stop calling you.
If the calls keep coming, file a lawsuit against the company for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in small claims court. You could get a settlement ranging from $500 to thousands of dollars, depending on the number of robocalls you’ve received from them.
Ready to start the process? Learn more about TCPA lawsuits on Graham’s YouTube channel.