By Brendan Sasso - 10/18/12 10:00 PM EDT
The agency announced the competition as part of a summit to battle illegal robo-calling.
“The FTC is attacking illegal robocalls on all fronts, and one of the things that we can do as a government agency is to tap into the genius and technical expertise among the public,” David Vladeck, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a statement. “We think this will be an effective approach in the case of robocalls because the winner of our challenge will become a national hero.”
The contest is the FTC's first entry on Challenge.gov, a website for government competitions administered by the General Services Administration.