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Today: Nuisance call prevention

April 2nd, 2015

Episode 245 of 1744 episodes

Nuisance calls are a constant irritation, and sometimes worse, for many elderly people. When 23-year-old Hugo Sykes’s grandparents were targeted by phone fraudsters, he decided to try and do something about it. He invented Community CallBLOCKER, a device that filters nuisance calls and helps detect and record possible fraudulent activities. Hugo Sykes is the founder of Community CallBLOCKER and Catherine Warner is his grandmother and victim of a fraud.

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