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

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

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 (more…)

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

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

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

Fax was part of that “high tech” feel that was happening at (more…)

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

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

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 (more…)

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

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

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 (more…)

Court rules company liable for fax spam sent on their behalf

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

A federal appeals court has recently ruled that a dentist’s office that hired a company to send fax advertisement on their behalf is in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

More from (more…)

Latest fax scam involves fake DOT asking for procurements

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

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 (more…)

Firefighters in Detroit rigging fax machine rube goldberg machines

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

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 (more…)

$16M fax voilation lawsuit resolvedby the FCC

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

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 (more…)

FCC confirming opt-out notice requirements to all fax advertisements

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

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 (more…)

Indian Tsunami Warnings in 10-20 Minutes

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

The Indian Express is reporting that the Indian Tsunami Centre can now detect major earthquakes in 10 minutes and have warnings issued in 20.

The Hyderbad based center can now issue warnings over email, fax, sms, and their website – ensuring that future tsunamis formed by earthquakes will have better warning time to costal areas.

This warning system is built with the intention of (more…)

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