If you’ve received an unsolicited fax from an advertiser, you’re likely annoyed. If you’ve received dozens of junk faxes, you may be at your wit’s end. There are two primary ways to stop spam faxes: you can either let the company know that you no longer wish to receive faxes, or if that fails, you can sue the company in court under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Here’s how to stop junk faxes through opting out: On the first page of the unsolicited fax, there should be a notification that provides a telephone number, a fax number, a web address, or an email address that you can use to opt out of future faxes. In order to stop spam faxes, you can call, fax, visit a website, or email the company. Make sure to include your fax number and request that the company removes you from their list. Keep track of the name of the company and the date of your request. According to the law, the company has 30 days to honor your request. If you receive an unsolicited fax from the same company after 30 days, they have violated the law and you have the right to take them to court.
Here’s how to stop spam faxes through suing the company: If the company that send the unsolicited fax has not abided by your request to remove your fax number from their list, you have the right to take them to court. You also have the right to sue them if they’ve violated other provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act or Federal Communications Commission regulations. See our Junk Fax Checklist to see what constitutes illegal behavior.
To stop spam faxes through suing the company, you should engage the services of a consumer law attorney. Because the law says that the violator is responsible for court costs and attorney fees, legal representation shouldn’t cost you a dime.
In fact, if you sue a junk faxer and win, you may be able to recover up to $500 per page, or triple that if the violation was done “knowingly and willfully.” To obtain advice or a free case evaluation, contact us by using the form to the right or by calling us at 800-209-1230.