This year, the Federal Trade Commission took action to stop billions of robocalls. But many complain they still haven't seen an improvement.
So the agency is now offering a reward to anyone who can come up with a high-tech way of hanging up on robocalls. Many Do Not Call violators avoid getting caught by using what's refered to as "spoof" caller ID, using an internet based phone system to constantly change their phone number.
The FTC is offering $50,000 to whoever can come up with a program that will stop robocallers from changing or hiding their numbers.
Meanwhile, a new app called PrivacyStar claims to give users the ability to easily block a phone number from calling you again. That means avoiding calls as well as text messages from debt collectors and telemarketers. PrivacyStar also says its app allows users to immediately file a complaint to the FTC.