Robocall Challenge: Your Entries Are In!

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Last October, the FTC challenged innovators to create solutions to block those annoying — and illegal — robocalls. We’re happy to announce that we received 744 eligible submissions before the FTC Robocall Challenge closed on January 17, 2013. You can check out a brief description of each entry in the Challenge submission gallery. Way to go, innovators!

Judging will begin next week. The judges will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Does it work? (50 percent)
  • Is it easy to use? (25 percent)
  • Can it be rolled out? (25 percent)

The winner(s) of the challenge will earn national thanks — and, under the right circumstances, $50,000. Stay tuned for the announcement in April 2013.   

Meanwhile, if you happen to get a robocall, hang up. Take a listen to our audio tip to learn more.

Hang Up on Robocalls

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