Man turns his phone number into a Premium number. Makes money off of Telemarketers


A man targeted by marketing companies is making money from cold calls with his own higher-rate phone number.

In November 2011 Lee Beaumont paid 10 plus VAT to set up his personal 0871 line - so to call him now costs 10p, from which he receives 7p.

The Leeds businessman told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme that the line had so far made 300.

Phone Pay Plus, which regulates premium numbers, said it strongly discouraged people from adopting the idea.

Mr Beaumont came up with the plan when he grew sick of calls offering to help him reclaim payment protection insurance (PPI), or install solar panels.

He said: "I don't use my normal Leeds number for anyone but my friends and family."


BBC News - How one man turns annoying cold calls into cash
OMG, I love this guy! He's awesome! LOL
What a genius!
can you do something like that in Canada?
It would be nice but our phone service providers would lose in the long run so........