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# 18835 25-Jan-2008 15:07
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Does anyone know anything about this?

Apparently there are quite a few Wellington business' who have been hit by a huge number of faxes. One company I know of received over 200 pages.
They said that they had spoken with Telecom who said that they are powerless to stop it!

Anyone else heard anything?

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  # 106741 25-Jan-2008 15:31
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powerless if recieving from overseas number..
otherwise, contact 0800 809 806 and they will be able to investigate.


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  # 106742 25-Jan-2008 15:41
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We often get unsolicited faxes to the home business fax number. Most are from NZ, and a few from AU. I always follow the unsubscribe instructions but every one seems to be from a new marketing agency.

The one I got yesterday had an unsubscribe email address as *something* - How unprofessional.


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  # 106745 25-Jan-2008 16:03
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We haven't been able to stop the flow of fax spam but two things you can do:

- Remove your fax number from your website and email signature.  If someone legitimate does need to fax something, they will call you.

- Setup a PC/server with a modem or phone system (*shameless plug*) and get that to receive faxes, and forward them to your email.  This way you can just delete spam faxes and save trees. 

We too tried to unsubscribe to fax lists (looking at you Dell) but seems you just get more.

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  # 106751 25-Jan-2008 16:38
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We too tried to unsubscribe to fax lists (looking at you Dell) but seems you just get more.

I think we have finally got rid of Dell faxes (Touch Wood) but it look many many faxes and emails, and despite asking to be removed from their snail mail list I continue to get them in the PO Box.

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  # 106754 25-Jan-2008 17:19
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  # 108249 3-Feb-2008 05:04
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Fax bomb fax bom, you're mah fax bomb! And baby you can turnn me on

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