Drum roll, please…

The FTC recently attended DEF CON 22, and challenged the tech-savvy to help us zap “Rachel from Cardholder Services” and her robocall buddies. How? The agency hosted a contest to see who could develop a cutting-edge robocall honeypot — an information system designed to attract robocallers, and help researchers and investigators understand and minimize illegal calls. Today, the FTC announced the winners, who will receive a combined total of $12,000 in prizes.

The Zap Rachel contest was the agency’s first DEF CON competition and its second robocall challenge.

The FTC continues to combat robocalls through law enforcement, policy discussions, and consumer education. Visit FTC.gov/robocalls and FTC.gov/ZapRachel for updates.

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Comments

what-ever how about computer back-up memory scam's that charge you over + over ,,,i am years ahead with two company's

i allready made one you did not like

Just received call from credit card services.I have filed a complaint about them before. I even listed the different phone numbers that they used. They call almost every week sometimes twice in one day. When I ask for a supervisor they hang up. Please stop them. I AM on the do not call list.

Please stop credit card services

Excellent.

Just more technology that Rachel will circumvent just like nomorobo.

Why not take the legal route and hold carriers responsible? Let's make spoofing illegal. Oh it is? Why not enforce it? Duh!

This is just ridiculous. Especially since the carriers are making money off the telemarketers. Wake up people!

Keep after them!!!

1. extra hellfire missles
2. if you can't stop rachel, how can you stop ISIL?
3. RICO statute
4. Public service announcements
5. I think that those who pay this company are too stupid to be allowed to make decisions.
6.credit card procesors. hold MC/Visa accountable.follow the money.

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