Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




7731 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 755

Subscriber

Topic # 50120 23-Nov-2009 10:17
Send private message

Does anyone know who these a-holes are who send out spamfax.  Every morning there are 4 or 5 spam faxes on our main fax machine and now a new one that was set up as an  ordering system fax  number not advertized  has also started to receive spam from the same crowd.

TIA..




Regards,

Old3eyes


Create new topic
4196 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 65

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 275388 23-Nov-2009 10:19
Send private message

Just be grateful you are not getting fax bombs!
A year or two ago, a lot of Wellington (atleast) business got hundreds of pages sent to their fax machines.

3535 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125

Trusted

  Reply # 275391 23-Nov-2009 10:25
Send private message

Baron Fax Marketing was one such outfit who used to pester us a few years back. I think they just scan all available phone numbers until they get a response from a fax machine. Once it's in their database, they just keep sending faxes and it's very annoying.

I believe there is a list of phone numbers which you can be present on as a "Do Not Call" list. Members of the NZ Direct Marketing Association are bound not to call the numbers on that list, but I'm not sure if these fax marketing outfits are members of the association.

I would suggest doing a Google search for the things I have mentioned above. I am sure there will be some fairly easy way to get your number on the list, and hopefully that will solve the problem. On other occasions I have had to call the offending fax marketer and request to be taken off the list. Sometimes it took several attempts but we finally succeeded.

 
 
 
 


cisconz
1165 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 76

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 275503 23-Nov-2009 15:24
Send private message

Change your fax to faxtoemail so it doesn't waste your toner.




Hmmmm

20726 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4017

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 275600 23-Nov-2009 19:41
Send private message

A friends fax had an option to just recieve and discard fax's without a valid sending number on them, and there is some requirement that it is set correctly for most telco's in their T&C. Telecoms nuicense call people will do nothign about it when I last tried which sucks.




Richard rich.ms

161 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 275628 23-Nov-2009 21:19
Send private message

We block all anonymous numbers - that kills the fax spam and telemarketers!

20726 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4017

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 275642 23-Nov-2009 22:13
Send private message

DataCraft: We block all anonymous numbers - that kills the fax spam and telemarketers!


Unfortunately it just means you are not bothered by them. It would be nice if it would kill them since they are generally deplored scum of the earth...




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00


Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05


One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58


New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56


Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52


CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Apple’s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.