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FTC announces two new robocall contests to be held this summer

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 15:48

FTC announces two new robocall contests to be held this summer

Building on their success from previous years, the FTC will once again hold several contests to encourage the public to help them combat unwanted robocalls. The two contests are called Humanity Strikes Back, and DetectaRobo. The first contest asks contestants to create a technical solution for consumers that will identify unwanted robocalls and forward them to a so called “honeypot.” The second contest requires contestants to use data from a honeypot to predict which incoming calls are robocalls. As part of the contests, the FTC is offering up to $50,000 in cash prizes. The contests will be held in June and August of this year.