23 Nov 2005

Spam in Faxes. Stop killing trees.

We’ve got our fax # published on our website, and lately I’ve been getting fax spammed. Freaking crazy. You can’t tell me that there’s any conversion for crap like faxed spams can you?

We get spam faxes ranging from "Jesus will save your damned soul" to "Get good deals on traveling to florida".

Guess we’ve got to cloak our fax # now too….freakin amazing. This spam kills trees. Tree killers!

Do you get spam faxes too?

Comments

  1. your_store November 23, 2005 at 3:43 PM

    Yes, it’s a hidious practice. Never had a “Jesus will save you”, but someone must think I love penny stocks.

    I’d like to see some figures out what one of these campaigns costs the those receiving the fax. What’s your guess? A penny times a a couple hundred thousand?

  2. frak November 24, 2005 at 7:23 AM

    I see holiday spam faxes at the Aussie govt dept I’m contracting at.

    About 6 months ago there was a flood – in terms of faxes being sent to all manner of extensions – some of which found fax machines. I don’t get how that’s even cost effective.

    They had “Attention all staff” or something similar to con people into thinking it was a departmental thing.

    Speaking as somebody who likes to print 8 pages to a page, double sided when I need to layout the code I’m cutting, that does piss me off in terms of tree usage…


    PS – wondering if the comment post doesn’t like my RSS reader – if this comes through twice my apologies

  3. kb November 24, 2005 at 12:01 PM

    Yes, it’s bad and getting worse. A while back we changed our company policy to “faxes by appointment only”.

  4. Alex November 24, 2005 at 1:13 PM

    damn it, i never received spam by fax!! install a antispam filter on the fax. 😉

  5. Gilad.G November 24, 2005 at 2:18 PM

    I’ve been using eFax for about a year now, it’s been great, recently I started getting spam on there as well. Good thing is that it lands in my inbox, and spam faxes have no sender info on them, so there is no waste of paper, just a ‘Delete’ click…

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