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Unsolicited Faxes Banned

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(KSL News) -- First it was the do-not-call list, now there's the do not fax. Starting next week, August 25th, companies can not send unsolicited faxes.

That's an update to a 1992 Federal Communications Commission rule that barred certain unsolicited faxes, but not all. Now, unless an organization has written permission to use the fax number, they can't send out ads, surveys, or many other kinds of correspondence.

Violators can be fined up to 11-thousand dollars per fax and the person who receives the fax can sue for 500 dollars.

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