"The faxes came in groups of five. At all hours of the day and
No Fax Machine, Just Endless Faxes
Email received on Aug. 26, 2002
Dear Mr. Kirsch:
I read today about your lawsuit against fax.com and
am writing to thank you because I have been a victim of
junk faxes myself, but not in the ordinary sense.
When I moved into my new apartment in March, I was
given a new phone number by Pacific
Bell. Shortly afterwards, I began receiving calls from a
These calls would generally come in groups of 5.
In other words, I would answer, hear the fax beeping, hang
up and then I would get 4 more attempts from
the machine after that in the next minute or so.
The calls came at all hours of the day and night.
I contacted Pacific Bell and they told me I could either
pay for a monthly service to block the particular
caller, change my number, or they could investigate who
was calling and write to them to
I chose the last alternative not wanting to pay for
another service or
change my number which had been already
given out to friends and family. Pacific Bell
did identify who the party was and wrote to them to stop
faxing my residential phone line.
Nonetheless, the calls continued. I was forced to
unplug my phone before going to bed to assure an
uninterrupted night's sleep. Again, I contacted
Pacific Bell. They indicated that they could not
release the identity of the company
faxing me. They told me, however, that I could file a
complaint with the police and that, once I got a report
number, they would then release the identification
of the party calling me to the police.
I did that. Nonetheless, the calls continue. At
this point, I have
exhausted my ability to pursue it any
further and am only left with the choice of changing
my phone number or paying for a monthly call-blocking
I am convinced that the company faxing me must be
a junk fax company because any other sender would have
realized, after all
this time, that their fax is not going
through to the intended recipient.
After reading about your lawsuit, I wanted to thank
you very much for taking on this harassing practice by
junk fax companies. Good luck with all your efforts.