The Federal Trade Commission is offering $50,000 to the person, or group of people, who comes up with a winning solution to block unwanted robocalls.
Although the national Do Not Call registry still exists and has stopped many robocall attempts to reach consumers, scam artists don’t really care about the law and continue with their fraudulent attempts to reach consumers.
Consumers have from Oct. 25 through Jan. 17, 2013 to submit their application to the FTC. The solution should block unwanted calls to both landlines and mobile devices. Entries will be judged on three criteria: does it work (50%), is it easy to use (25%) and can it be rolled out (25%).
For additional details and official rules visit http://robocall.challenge.gov/.