HASLOO BLOG
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Engadget: FTC offers $50,000 prize for stopping illegal robocalls, we could have used this a few months ago

0 comments
Engadget
Engadget
FTC offers $50,000 prize for stopping illegal robocalls, we could have used this a few months ago
Oct 19th 2012, 17:16

FTC offers $50,000 prize for stopping illegal robocalls, we could have used this a few months ago

Robocalling is considered a plague in the modern phone world, especially during an election year -- and while you likely won't get rid of all the pitches from political candidates anytime soon, most of the commercial calls are outright illegal. The Federal Trade Commission has devised a unique contest to help cut back on those law-breakers without having to chase down every shady debt relief offer. It's offering a $50,000 reward for the cleverest solution to blocking the banned variety of robocalls. The only requirement is that you be an adult US resident: if you can invent a surefire remedy in your basement, the FTC wants to hear from you. Entries will be open between October 25th and January 17th, with word of a winner around April 1st. We're hoping that the champion has a truly effective cure in use before long, because we'll undoubtedly have reached our breaking point on robocalls by... oh, around November 6th.

[Image credit: SarahNW, Flickr]

Filed under:

FTC offers $50,000 prize for stopping illegal robocalls, we could have used this a few months ago originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceFTC (PDF)  | Email this | Comments


You are receiving this email because you subscribed to this feed at blogtrottr.com.

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe from this feed, or manage all your subscriptions

No comments:

Post a Comment

About the Author

Image result for mario garcia philippines

Written by Hasloo Network staff.