You now have a chance to stop all those harassing robocalls, and pocket $50,000.
The Federal Trade Commission is asking for help in stopping the calls to cell phones and land lines.
It has opened up a contest to the public.
The winning submission gets $50,000 and a trip to Washington to present the solution.
The deadline to send in ideas is 5 p.m. eastern on January 17th.
The winner will be announced in April.
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