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Sending unsolicited faxes is illegal, but how do you recover the $500-$1500 penalty per violation allowed by Federal law?

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1995/fcc95310.txt (FCC page)

http://www.imc.org/imc-spam/smallclaims.html

http://www.markwelch.com/faxlaw.htm

http://www.junkfaxes.org/federal_law.htm

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/47/227.html

http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/other/junkfaxes/

Current news about prosecutions against junk faxers: http://www.junkfaxes.org/

State statutes affecting email (current as of 1999... more have been passed): http://www.jmls.edu/cyber/statutes/email/state.html

Maryland Office of the Attorney General -- cease and desist and lawsuit threat: http://www.oag.state.md.us/Press/2001/041001.htm

Mentions $500 fine per complaint for Nebraska: http://www.imarketinc.com/data/opendata/tele.asp

Mentions prosecution of a fax blaster and gives addresses for complaints: http://www.mb.bbb.org/mem/19991204.html

Story about state prosecuting an offender: http://www.latimes.com/travel/insider/20001008/t000095962.html [Wayback archive]

Florida laws against unsolicited faxes: http://legal.firn.edu/consumer/tips/tipfax.html

Carrier that prosecutes junk faxers and acts on junk fax complaints: http://www.terabyte.net/Title47.htm

Consumer lawsuit against junk faxers: http://consumerwatchdog.org/ftcr/nw/nw001441.php3

From the "New York Law Journal": http://www6.law.com/ny/tech/091597s1.html

California law: http://www.bbbsouthland.org/topic195.html

Consumer protection group page, mentions laws: http://www.badads.org/fax.shtml

In fact, lots of marketing groups are warning against the practice and no longer support it because it can get the sender AND the parent company in trouble: http://www.nwmls.com/NwIntraNet/references/bulletins/146.html

Guilty parties:

Washinton State anti-spam law:


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