FCC Fines Fax.com $5.38 Million For Junk Faxes

from the but-when-do-they-go-after-spam.com? dept

The FCC has decided to fine Fax.com $5.38 million, claiming they violated anti-unsolicited fax laws repeatedly. Apparently, the FCC had warned the company a number of times, and Fax.com kept at it. It'll be interesting to see how the company responds. It's still never been made completely clear to me why we can't just make anti-junk fax laws cover spam as well.

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    Uncle StoatWarbler, 8 Aug 2002 @ 3:56am

    Fax.com are long-time scumbags

    This is the second FCC judgement against them, they refuse to pay and the FCC doesn't have that many teeth to enforce it.

    they're also one fo the 2 companies (american blastfax is the other) who suceeded in getting the TCPA declared unconstiutuional.

    They have court cases going in California which are attempting to invalidate the TCPA under state law.

    _AND_ They're email junkmailers

    _AND_ They're prerecorded message phone spammers

    _AND_ the local sherrif office in California _REFUSES_ to serve summons on them. They treat each request as being party to ongoing organised harrassment of fax.com

    See junkfaxes.org and google on fax.com. It's ugly.

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