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Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby pete_fpl » 05/18/2012

There has got to be a way to turn these bloody things off. I've called the # on the fax to remove myself from the list, but today I got a 3 page fax. I think my mother's # also gets these, but she only uses her # as a home phone so she can't view the faxes.

Is this a service FPL has automatically signed us up for? Something they think we'll enjoy and being annoyed by? Please tell me there's a button someone at FPL can press to disable me from receiving faxes.

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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby seagame2001 » 05/18/2012

I got the same spam faxes
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby Red89GT » 05/18/2012

I've never gotten a fax on my FPL

you should start faxing back the faxes to the people who send them to you.
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby pete_fpl » 05/18/2012

seagame2001 wrote:I got the same spam faxes

The same ones? Today?

Red89GT wrote:I've never gotten a fax on my FPL

you should start faxing back the faxes to the people who send them to you.

I tried calling the #'s on the faxes, all of them just ring and ring - not one has picked up.
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby seagame2001 » 05/18/2012

They sent fax by PDF cause I let it went to voicemail when I checked voicemail said I need to log on FPL account blah blah
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby FONGO_steve » 05/22/2012

As per our terms and conditions and privacy policy we do not disclose your number to any third parties. Unfortunately spam faxes are no different than auto-dialed telemarketing calls. It's best to put your number on the government "Do Not Call" list and start filing complaints with the CRTC every time you get spam faxes or calls.
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby seagame2001 » 06/05/2012

I got spam faxes again yesterday

I got an unknow number call and I answered it then I hear beep beep of fax machine

Damn
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby TheHardy » 06/05/2012

FONGO_steve wrote:As per our terms and conditions and privacy policy we do not disclose your number to any third parties. Unfortunately spam faxes are no different than auto-dialed telemarketing calls. It's best to put your number on the government "Do Not Call" list and start filing complaints with the CRTC every time you get spam faxes or calls.


This is the circumstance where *57 (Call Trace) would come in handy, if they repeatedly sent the spam faxes over and over. I know Fongo does not currently support *57, but there should be some mechanism for reporting annoying calls ...

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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby ScoFF » 10/11/2013

Here's the fax I keep getting, about 2 a week from the same people. I've been calling them most days to b*tch about them, they say a marketing company is doing it. They take my number to remove but still getting them. I've also called the number to remove myself but it probably made it worse. I've put myself on the do not call list.
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby Jake » 10/11/2013

I was getting those for quite a while. They seemed to have stopped now for a month or so, if that is of any comfort to you - there might be hope.

Now if I could just cash in all these air miles that I seem to be winning I can make the trip back to the uk :D
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby pete_fpl » 11/18/2013

They stopped for about a year, then Apr of this year I started receiving them again. I thought my voice messages got me off their list, but apparently not. Usually I get 1 a month, but sometimes it's twice a month. Good times.
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Sending Faxes

Postby new2this » 01/04/2014

I can receive and make calls using my Linksys PAP2 NA adaptor. However, I have a problem when it come to sending faxes, nothing is happening. Is there a different configuration for faxes? If so can someone share the configuration procedure. thanks a lot.
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby nasir32 » 01/31/2014

new2this wrote:I can receive and make calls using my Linksys PAP2 NA adaptor. However, I have a problem when it come to sending faxes, nothing is happening. Is there a different configuration for faxes? If so can someone share the configuration procedure. thanks a lot.


Yes, If you want to send and receive faxes you need to choose voice codec ULAW or G711 any other codec will not allow you to send or receive faxes
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby nasir32 » 01/31/2014

seagame2001 wrote:I got the same spam faxes

I used to get these type of faxes a while ago, but after I have unsubscribed my all FPL numbers I don't get any more faxes. unsubscribe number along with the instruction is at the bottom of the fax that you received. Just follow the instructions.
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby pete_fpl » 01/31/2014

nasir32 wrote:
new2this wrote:I can receive and make calls using my Linksys PAP2 NA adaptor. However, I have a problem when it come to sending faxes, nothing is happening. Is there a different configuration for faxes? If so can someone share the configuration procedure. thanks a lot.


Yes, If you want to send and receive faxes you need to choose voice codec ULAW or G711 any other codec will not allow you to send or receive faxes

How do you go about sending faxes? You need a fax machine, or is there a way to do this from the computer?
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby Anonymooser002 » 02/16/2014

pete_fpl wrote:How do you go about sending faxes? You need a fax machine, or is there a way to do this from the computer?


Yeah, a fax machine would help. I bought a Samsung multifunction printer/scanner/feedtray/fax from Best Buy on boxing day for $100; the best printer I ever had. There's even toner cartridges on ebay for $30 (shipped from Canada).

You could send from your computer if it has a "modem" with a fax port, but modern computers no longer have those modems.

You could probably also pick up a fax machine on craigslist for $5, if not free. Then you just connect your ATA device to the fax, and the fax will have another phone jack for you to plug in your home phone.

pete_fpl wrote:There has got to be a way to turn these bloody things off. I've called the # on the fax to remove myself from the list, but today I got a 3 page fax. I think my mother's # also gets these, but she only uses her # as a home phone so she can't view the faxes.


It's not the fault of freephoneline. The fax machine at our workplace constantly gets spam like that, and they're hooked up through a standard Bell fax line.
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby Browncoat » 03/17/2015

pete_fpl wrote:How do you go about sending faxes? You need a fax machine, or is there a way to do this from the computer?


OK, I'm necroposting, an old Usenet[now WWW] no-no but you can from the computer for free:
http://faxzero.com/
answering Pete's question, if he still wants to know.

To the above, yes, spammers just use auto-dialers, one digit at a time...it hits all phone users equally.
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby pete_fpl » 03/17/2015

Browncoat wrote:
pete_fpl wrote:How do you go about sending faxes? You need a fax machine, or is there a way to do this from the computer?


OK, I'm necroposting, an old Usenet[now WWW] no-no but you can from the computer for free:
http://faxzero.com/
answering Pete's question, if he still wants to know.

To the above, yes, spammers just use auto-dialers, one digit at a time...it hits all phone users equally.

Thanks mate, I think I ran into that site when I was looking for fax services, unfortunately when sending a free fax "FaxZero branding on the cover page" turns me off. On the rare occasion I need to send a fax, I use gotfreefax.com

Over the last years or so, I think I've gotten about 1 or 2 spam faxes, yay :)
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby Browncoat » 03/18/2015

OK, forgot about them, its been awhile since a client requested fax transmission, as long as you found your own solution,
all's good.
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Re: Spam faxes are getting annoying

Postby ebonyspear » 04/09/2015

I am also having the same problem with my fax machine. I call to customer care, they are working on it.
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