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The Hill - Jun 30, 2005   
Congress pulls plug on junk-fax rule
On its website, the California-based Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights urged consumers to contact lawmakers in opposition to S. 714, which it said would undo crucial protections and create a flood of unwarranted junk faxes.... more


The New York Times - Mar 27, 2005   
The Fax Machine: Technology That Refuses to Die
"(Junk faxers) can steal a lot of paper from recipients who don't even want to get their ads," said Lawrence Markey Jr., a lawyer at the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights in Santa Monica, California.... more


Asbury Park Press - Oct 17, 2004   
TROUBLE SHOOTER: Fax spam violates the law - for now
Another junk-fax activist, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, has a detailed list of suggestions for taking the offense. Visit www.consumerwatchdog.org/other/junkfaxes... more


Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia) - Sep 27, 2004   
Critics wary of bill clarifying fax ad rules
Opponents of measure say it could cause deluge of junk transmissions
In a nightmare scenario envisioned by consumer advocates, a popular national retailer could decide to send out fax blasts to hundreds of thousands of randomly dialed numbers, or to lists of fax numbers purchased from marketing firms.... more


St. Petersburg Times (Florida) - Aug 20, 2003   
FCC puts do-not-fax on hold
New rules regulating unsolicited faxes are delayed.
Fax owners must use company time to sort through the faxes, and they sometimes find their phone lines tied up when they need important faxes to go through. Home business owners are often awakened by beeps as fax advertisers try to catch the best phone rat... more


Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI) - Aug 07, 2003   
Do-not-fax law a two-edged sword
"While we're frustrated with junk mail, with junk faxes, we're paying for the paper, we're paying for toner. Our fax machine is being tied up while we're waiting for an important real fax," said Doug Heller, consumer advocate with FTCR.... more


Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee) - Aug 03, 2003   
State has new law to limit unwanted faxes
Doug Heller, senior consumer advocate for the California-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, said people get frustrated when "irrelevant junk" ties up their fax machines. "These companies are using toner and paper to advertise products.... more


City News Service - Jul 24, 2003   
Junk Faxes Ruling
"The decision means that junk faxers must stop stealing Californians' toner and paper, tying up our home and business fax lines, and waking us up in the middle of the night with their annoying and unwanted fax ads," said Pam Pressley, an FTCR attorney.... more


San Jose Mercury News - Mar 06, 2003   
Despite admission, PUC leader backed
At the hearing, consumer advocate Doug Heller said Peevey had broken the public's trust by taking the improper gifts and urged the committee to reject his appointment.... more


The San Francisco Chronicle - May 06, 2001   
Just the Fax
A Los Angeles consumer rights group, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, recently filed suit against Schatzi on Main, the L.A. restaurant founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, for junk faxing.... more


The Augusta Chronicle - Apr 10, 2001   
SUIT FOLLOWS LEAD OF HOOTERS CASE
A California-based consumer advocacy group doesn't just want to end the practice of "junk" faxing. It wants to terminate it.... more


Los Angeles Times - Apr 05, 2001   
GROUP SUES TO CEASE UNSOLICITED FAX ADS
A California consumer advocacy group has sued two junk-fax companies and several of their clients who advertised through the service. The Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights filed lawsuits in Los Angeles Superior Court against F... more


Los Angeles Times - Apr 05, 2001   
GROUP SUES TO CEASE UNSOLICITED FAX ADS
A California consumer advocacy group has sued two junk-fax companies and several of their clients who advertised through the service.... more


ABCNEWS.com - Apr 04, 2001   
A consumer group says unwanted faxes are more than a nuisance: they're illegal.
A consumer group says unwanted faxes are more than a nuisance: they're illegal. They're suing a number of businesses, including a restaurant with ties to Arnold Schwarzenegger, to make them stop.... more




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