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Prepare For Deluge Of Fax Spam On Machines You Haven’t Used Since 2004

In 2005, just about the time many of us were finally giving up on fax machines, the ever-hip Congress passed the Junk Fax Prevention Act, severely restricting the use of fax machines for advertising purposes. However, a federal appeals court ruled today — when there are college students who don’t even know what a fax is — that the FCC overstepped its authority in writing the actual regulations tied to this law. [More]

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Fax Machines Refuse To Die, So These Companies Bridge The Gap

The owner of your local pizzeria might have zero interest in using the Internet, yet you can place an order from them with your smartphone. The techno-wizardry that makes that happen comes from a small but important industry of companies that translate between fax machines and the Internet. [More]

HP Needs You To Fax Broken Printer's Receipt In The Next 30 Minutes

HP Needs You To Fax Broken Printer's Receipt In The Next 30 Minutes

Ron in Utah tells Consumerist that he purchased what he thought was a brand-new HP printer, but ended up being more of a Box of Crap. The printer inside wasn’t just non-functional, it was so old that the warranty had expired. HP Customer service’s answer? Before they could help him, he had to fax his original receipt within thirty minutes GO NOW NOW NOW TO THE FAX MACHINE NOW!

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Man Tells Fax Spammers To Go Fax Themselves… And They Comply

Man Tells Fax Spammers To Go Fax Themselves… And They Comply

Pat is our consumer action hero of the week. He writes:

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"How Do I Stop Fax Spam?"

"How Do I Stop Fax Spam?"

Harry keeps getting spammed via his fax machine. Frankly, we think fax machines stopped being relevant or useful in about 1998, but until the rest of the world catches up to our way of thinking, here are some ways you can try to limit the damages.