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Could a hacker be fined under junk fax law for printer trolling?

The Junk Fax Protection Act of 2005 imposes a penalty of $500 per fax for advertisements to a fax machine without an established business relationship.

A hacker’s mass printer trolling (causing many printers to print material) may have crossed the line where it can be considered advertising, as it contained information to direct the fax’s recipients to Continue reading “Could a hacker be fined under junk fax law for printer trolling?”

Nova Scotia spa has been receiving mental health records for over a decade

For the last decade, a spa in Bedford, Nova Scotia has been receiving faxes destined for the local mental health centre.

The spa’s fax number is one number off from the number intended to be dialed.

Despite numerous memos from the local health authority, the spa Continue reading “Nova Scotia spa has been receiving mental health records for over a decade”

Along with Armani suits, Hamptons weekend attire, and the cellphone fax was part of CNN Money’s anatomy of the 1980s high tech businessman

Remember those quotrons and giant cell phones of the 1980s?

Fax was part of that “high tech” feel that was happening at Continue reading “Along with Armani suits, Hamptons weekend attire, and the cellphone fax was part of CNN Money’s anatomy of the 1980s high tech businessman”

National Law Review reporting that the FCC’s clarification of “solicited” fax rules already under siege

A few after the FCC released a “clarification” order of opt-out notices being required on advertising faxes even for pre-existing business relationships, the National Law Review is reporting that “Three petitioners have already filed petitions for review appealing the FCC’s order and specifically questioned the FCC’s authority to Continue reading “National Law Review reporting that the FCC’s clarification of “solicited” fax rules already under siege”

Check your Preprogrammed Area Code 919 (North Carolina – Durham and Surrounding Areas)

Eastern Wake News is reporting that 2 years after the introduction to 10 digit dialing, there still about 100 dispatches by 911 operators from hang-up calls.

Calling 911 and hanging up often results in an officer being dispatched to the phone number’s listed address.

While many calls have been attributed to people dialing the 919 area code and accidentally hitting the “1” twice, there are apparently a large number of Continue reading “Check your Preprogrammed Area Code 919 (North Carolina – Durham and Surrounding Areas)”

Latest fax scam involves fake DOT asking for procurements

WIBW reports that there is currently a fax scam going around where a business receives an unsolicited procurement request from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that either includes a request for financial information (such as banking information) or a request for the same information is sent when the fax is replied to.

Quoting WIBW, DOT will only request financial information once there is a specific contract in place.

As with previous fax scams we’ve observed, once the scam is Continue reading “Latest fax scam involves fake DOT asking for procurements”

Firefighters in Detroit rigging fax machine rube goldberg machines

The fax arrives – It hits a door hinge – A wire gets tugged – A doorbell goes off – there must be a fire!

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that local firehouses have improvised alarm systems by having incoming faxes with alerts about fires knock over Continue reading “Firefighters in Detroit rigging fax machine rube goldberg machines”

$16M fax voilation lawsuit resolvedby the FCC

Hot on the heels of an update to anti-fax spam rules, it was announced that the FCC has resolved a $16 million (and potentially as large as $48 million) lawsuit against a small Minnesota publishing company (Mariposa Publishing) as well as several other companies.

The lawsuit originated from a complaint in regards to fax advertising, which the FCC found that the rule on unsolicited faxes “caused confusion and misplaced confidence” about the language that should be included when sending a fax advertisement when Continue reading “$16M fax voilation lawsuit resolvedby the FCC”

FCC confirming opt-out notice requirements to all fax advertisements

With the intention of eliminating any confusion around opt-out requirements in fax advertising, the FCC has recently released requirements for fax advertising.

Things to take note of:

– Opt outs need to be clear and on the first page of the ad

– A contact phone and fax number must be included in the opt out

– The rules include pre-existing Continue reading “FCC confirming opt-out notice requirements to all fax advertisements”