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Junk FAXing brings $5.4M Fine

On Monday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it was fining Fax.com, Inc. nearly $5.4 million “for faxing unsolicited advertisements to consumers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Commission’s rules. . . . This is the largest single fine ever imposed by the Commission for violation of the TCPA.”

The FCC said that it imposed the maximum permissible forfeiture of $11,000 for each of 489 separate violations on grounds that “Fax.com’s primary business activity itself constitutes a massive on-going violation” of the TCPA.

See the FCC’s press release for more details.