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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    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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