some lawmakers are just ignorant. I've always wondered if they've recieved bribes or "favors" from the telemarketing industry for trying to pass or attempt some laws to be put into effect. Each time a telemarketer sinces a fax spam it costs that person 10 cents. I don't care if its 1 cent or $10.00 worth of fax spam. I expect to be reinbursed for the paper used to sling their **** around.
Originally posted by rockergrrl I get at least 5 junk faxes a day -- and I don't even have a fax machine here - its my personal home number. Its annoying when they do it at 3 am. BEEP BEEP BEEEP
Every once in a while I'll get a wrong-number fax attempt. I usually boot up to Windows, and if the phone rings again I set WinFax to receive it. If I want to be nice about it I can annotate the fax file to say it was sent to the wrong number and send it back to them with WinFax.
Q: Do I need to get my customers' permission before sending them an unsolicited ad by fax?
*A: Yes. Effective June 30, 2005, you must receive your customers' written permission before sending them such a fax. Note carefully: after June 30, 2005, you cannot send a customer a fax asking for permission to fax. In addition, you can never send a prospect a fax asking permission to fax.
Q: Can I fax ads to customers who ask not to receive anymore faxes?
A: No. The TCPA prohibits sending faxes to a person once they request to stop receiving faxes.
Make sure you notate the time you call and who you spoke to. Inform them that you will keep that information (along with their FAX) on hand. Should you more rec more faxes, you will be contacting the FCC for violation of the TCPA OF 1991.
Originally posted by plexone I have an email fax account so it's not that big of a pain, but this seems unreasonable.
what seems unreasonable, the law? When I worked at the brokerage firm, we'd recieve about 200 Faxes a day for our own business use, and an additional 200 in spam related. "Get a House Loan", "Get Medical Insurance", etc etc.
Rockergrrl, is your computer connected to your phone line with a fax/modem? I think Windows comes with a basic fax program. It's usually not installed by default, but I think it can be installed from the Windows CD. I haven't experimented with it because I have been using WinFax, which has fancier features such as ability to edit and annotate the fax files. If you can install the fax program there is probably a way to tell it to answer the phone to receive an incoming fax. This should produce a printable file that may tell you who keeps calling. You could write a letter in your wordprocessor program and print to the fax program telling them to stop.