Robocall Challenge: Your Entries Are In!
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.