WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - It's that time of year again when those already-annoying spam calls seem to multiply, ringing again... And again.

Denise Groene with the Better Business Bureau says they're getting even harder to spot, oftentimes saying the call is coming from your own area.

"They do this because they know you're more likely to pick up the phone if it appears to be somebody you may know," said Groene.

Groene says what many people may not realize is that these calls are actually against the law.

In fact, under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, you're entitled to a payment of up to $1,500 for each illegal robocall.

The only catch – it's not easy to get all the information from the scammer that you need to demand payment or sue.

"The problem is that people don't have the time or the legal knowledge to do it," said Joshua Browder.

Browder is the CEO of an app called DoNotPay. It acts as what he calls a 'robot lawyer' that takes care of legal issues for you automatically.

After dealing with an influx of spam calls himself, Browder thought up a way to put his app to work that makes it almost impossible for these scammers to get out of.

"We've built a trap. And the way the trap works is it's a credit card that we give you in our app. And when they try and sell you something, you can say I'm very interested, here's the credit card. Which is not linked to you. It's linked to DoNotPay. We get their name, address, phone number, business details, and then use all of that to generate a lawsuit against them automatically," said Browder.

He says his robocaller trap works so well that some of his users make a living off of it.

"One user bought a new roof for his house from one of the settlements he got suing them," said Browder.

Browder says his app only costs $36 every three months, and you keep 100% of any settlement payout you get.

He says at the end of the day, his goal is to cost these scam call centers so much money that, eventually, robocalls are gone for good.