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>And one more thing. The state legislature of Wisconsin was recently considering
>making unsolicited fax advertising illegal.
I wish they'd do something like that here in BC. There's a company
locally that produces CD-ROMs containing nothing but fax numbers for
businesses in BC and/or specific regions thereof, all nicely
categorized. And they send out faxes to advertise this. I received
three on my PERSONAL fax line within two weeks.
Both of the first two times, I sent simply, polite replies asking not
to receive any more junk faxes from the.
The last time around, I simply loaded it into FaxWorks, inverted it
(white on black - it was obvious they faxed a hardcopy, rather than
straight from a computer, and this would do wonders for their toner
bills), copied it to about 20 pages, and sent it back with a cover
page saying simply, "If I receive any more JUNK faxes from you people,
I will SHOW you the TRUE meaning of *JUNK FAX*".
Then I schedule it to resend every hour on the hour over the course of
that business day.
Happily, I have not heard another peep from them since.
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