Fax machine holdouts find spam still arrives in hard-copy form


Businesses using fax machines are still being harassed by spam, prompting some to sue unsolicited advertisers for wasting their paper and ink. — 123rf.com

Businesses that stuck with fax machines in the age of email and texts have found unsolicited advertisers are still around too, filling their bins with hard-copy spam.

Two Illinois fax users – a podiatrist in Evanston and a veterinary practice in Orland Park – have filed proposed class actions against companies they claim keep sending them unwanted faxes. They’re seeking damages under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law often invoked against robo callers or text ads.

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