…whether this might be doable in the US. An English gentleman has a solution to those annoying cold calls from someone, or some robot, wanting to pitch you this or collect your personal information for that.
A man annoyed by cold callers has turned the tables by setting up his own premium rate number which earns him money.
Lee Beaumont said he paid £10 plus VAT to set up his personal 0871 line in November 2011 and has made £300 from calls he has received since.
It certainly has had a useful effect from my perspective:
…fewer calls, falling from up to 30 per month last year to 16 so far this month.