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Feds issue "Robocall Challenge"

FTC's Robocall Challenge FTC's Robocall Challenge

Washington, D.C. - The Federal Trade Commission wants the public to help come up with ideas to end harassing robocalls to cell phones and land lines. The FTC is running a contest for the best ideas.

Robocalls are pre-recorded phone messages delivered to a large number of people.

The winning submission gets $50,000 and wins a trip to Washington, D.C. so he/she can present the idea.

The FTC has already received 230 submissions.

The deadline to enter the contest is 5:00 p.m. Eastern on January 17, 2013. The winner will be announced on April 15, 2013.

If you think you have the winning idea, click here to see the contest rules and regulations.

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