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Question #6717 posted on 07/19/2004 4:02 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is there any way to avoid getting spam faxes? Some of them state "if you received this fax in error and would like to have your number removed from our database, call toll free..." Is that legit or just a way to confirm that I am receiving them?

- Winkie

A: Dear Winkie,
The phone numbers are almost always answered by computers. So it isn't like you could call and complain. But most of those numbers are valid because the companies have to have a way to keep themselves from being sued. I tried calling once when my parents kept getting spam faxes, and I didn't see any more after that.
Or take action like the "do not call" registry and check out some of these websites: http://www.stopjunkcalls.com/junkfax.htm
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/unwantedfaxes.html (page by the FCC)
- Qupinthy