It’s election season, and that means endless annoying, persistent, infuriating robocalls. Even beyond elections, robocalls are a bane of everyone’s existence. Who wouldn’t like them stopped for all time?
Well, the Federal Trade Commission is hoping to achieve just that goal. Noting that the majority of robocalls trying to sell something are illegal already, the FTC is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can come up with a way to block illegal robocalls.
The solutions can be either technology-based or some other function with proof of concept. Winners will receive the cash as well as promotion and recognition by the FTC.
The contest starts Thursday. The official rules are available here. From everyone in America: Good luck!