[SpamCop-List] Re: Fax spam is outta control!
eddie at eddie.web
Fri Jul 30 12:59:21 EDT 2004
On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 08:00:28 -0700, Mike Easter scratched out the
> Basically, if you get involved you can learn how to sleuth out the actual
> source, with the help of others sometimes, and then you take them to court
> [where them is both the faxblaster and the advertiser]. But, you have to
> be able to win. The court is generally small claims court, depending upon
> your state and the amount of money involved. Because there is potentially
> a lot of money involved.
> If you have an office full of junx, you can probably find a good junx
> attorney and both of you can make some bucks. If you have to learn how to
> do it all by yourself, there's a pretty siginificant learning curve about
> how to handle what happens in the court; faxblasters lie. That's one
> similarity to spam.
I recently read, somewhere, that a judge ruled the antispam fax law to be
The best defense is to spend the extra money and get caller ID with call
blocking and call intercept. No call will get through unless the caller
either supplies a "real" phone number or a real person is on the line.
If you add to that one of the older RadioShack CallerID with/blocking
boxes, you can dump up to 20 stored numbers, suffering only one
ring of the phone.
You should also keep filing complaints to
https://www.donotcall.gov/Complain/ComplainCheck.aspx and any local
complaint site, but they are neither very effective, nor very fast.
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