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Month: November, 2014

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 require opt-out noticed on solicited fax ads…”

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National Law Review – The FCC’s Clarification of its Blast Fax Rules to “Solicited” Fax Ads under Siege

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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 fax machine calls.

If you have any area code 919 and North Carolina fax numbers programmed into your fax, now would be a good time to double check that they’re entered correctly.

More from Eastern Wake News – 911 hang ups a continued problem

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Court rules company liable for fax spam sent on their behalf

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.

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Legal Newsline – Court: Dentist’s office violated TCPA with one-page fax to Palm Beach Golf Center

Mayer Brown – Eleventh Circuit adopts broad view of businesses’ potential liability under TCPA for faxes sent by third parties

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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 announced publicly, the scam can often change to come from other government departments or companies.

The DOT has posted a copy of a fradulent letter at http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.dev/files/docs/Fraud_High_Desert_12042013.pdf

If you suspect you have received a letter, contact your bank (if your financial information has been compromised) as well as the DOT

From – US DOT Fradulent Letter Warning via WIBW at USDOT Warns of Fax Scam

 

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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 pop cans or ring doorbells.

More from the Detroit Free Press at Detroit fire department has alert system made of pop cans, doorbells

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$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 permission had already been granted.

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Star Tribune – FCC resolves $16M lawsuit over fax violation

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