Fax.com Fined $5.38 Million... Again?

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Okay. I'm confused. Back in August of 2002, the FCC fined Fax.com $5.38 million for sending out junk faxes in violation of junk fax laws. So, why is it suddenly being reported again that the FCC has fined Fax.com $5.38 million? Is this a different $5.38 million or is it related to the same fine from a year and a half ago? If it's the same fine, why is it being reported again? Fax.com, of course, is the junk fax leader and has been sued for $2.2 trillion by Steve Kirsch for their faxing activities. Also, back in September, there was a report suggesting that Fax.com was set to announce that they were going out of business while really setting up shop again under a variety of cover names to avoid these tricky legal problems.

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    red, 5 Jan 2004 @ 8:41pm

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    I have seen this before.....most telemarketers are given a deferred fine by the fcc.

    There are told to change their way and will never have to pay….however the fcc does not need to go back to court to end the deferment.

    Perhaps that is the case here!

    rd

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      Bob Dole, 6 Jan 2004 @ 7:21am

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      No, in August 2002 they were given a "notice of apparent liability" which gives them 30 days to respond before the fine goes into effect. Fax.com took the FCC to court, and the court dragged things out for a year. Now it's the real fine being levied.

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