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.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan


Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Tech News

Google, Amazon, Apple lobby group opposes India's EU-like antitrust proposal
A tiny Mediterranean island wants a�piece of the global AI frenzy
UN hails RM22.53bil in new pledges to boost global connectivity
Man in Japan arrested for creating virus using generative AI systems
Sea unfairly favoured its own delivery service, Indonesia says
Smartphones can now last seven years. Here’s how to keep them working.
So long ICQ, the iconic ‘90s messaging platform that’s shutting after almost 30 years
San Francisco’s hot tourist attraction: Driverless cars
Too small to police, too big to ignore: Telegram is the app dividing Europe
Toyota showcases compact engines adaptable to different fuels

Others Also Read