The Robolawyer DoNotPay start-up launches a new service called Robo Revenge, which makes it easy to sue any US company that infects you with RoboCalls or vice reports as spam. The service gathers the details of the Robocaller and then helps you sue them for up to $ 3,000. The service is now available live on the DoNotPay website and in the app.
It sounds like a pretty clever system. First, the service enters your number in the Do Not Call tab, making it illegal for companies to bother you with unwanted calls. If you then inevitably receive a call, pass on the virtual credit card information generated by DoNotPay. The credit card transaction then collects the fraudulent contact information that DoNotPay uses to automatically generate letters of formal notice and court records so that you can sue the spammer in accordance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Robo Revenge uses a virtual credit card that you can use to sue Robocaller.
DoNotPay founder and CEO Joshua Browder says the service should provide financial incentives for companies to end robocalling. "All big companies like AT&T and Apple have failed to protect consumers," he told Vice. "The problem only ends if the robocallers lose money every time they call someone."
Unfortunately, Robo Revenge won't work if your spam call comes from abroad. "You can't accuse these people because you don't even know where they are," explains Browder.
You could sue Robocaller for up to $ 3,000
Some progress has been made in the United States in preventing robocalls through technology and legislation, but progress is slow. Last year, both the House of Representatives and the Senate voted for new anti-robocalling measures, and the FTC introduced new rules to make it easier for airlines to automatically register their customers for call barring technology. In the meantime, technology solutions have been slow to gain acceptance because they rely on carriers that support the verification of each individual operator.
The nice thing about Robo Revenge is that no new laws or technical solutions have to be implemented, but that people are only made aware of their existing legal rights. It's not a fully automated process (you still need to monitor the pitch and provide the caller with the burner's credit card information over the phone), but maybe that's a good time if you know you could get a check at the end of the process ,
This is just the latest automated legal service that DoNotPay offers. The company's chatbot was originally designed to deal with parking tickets, but has since been expanded to include virtual credit cards (like the one that is used to fight robocalls) that allow you to use free trials without worrying about fees ,