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Junk fax spammers in Fyshwick

By Gungahlin Al - 14 August 2008 39

We don’t have to go to Nigeria or Poland for spammers – we have our own mob right here in Fyshwick.

Knowing that many departments have Rightfax numbers going to every employee’s Inbox, this mob are taking advantage of a loophole in the anti-spamming laws whereby they don’t apply to faxes. And putting a dontfax.me line at the doesn’t wash either, as they know full well most people won’t do it.

But that loophole doesn’t protect them from a good old-fashioned RiotACT public shaming.

So…do not go to Global Rags in Maryborough St

What’s Your opinion?


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39 Responses to
Junk fax spammers in Fyshwick
SilP 1:20 pm 14 Aug 08

ant said :

More fun with faxes: program any faxes you have to dial their phone number! Scrrreeeeeee-crackle-scccccrrrreeeeeee

Someone has been trying to fax my phone number all day. I finally transferred the call to my fax and it turns out it was Global Rags. Grr.

Overheard 1:13 pm 14 Aug 08

jakez said :

I just thought of something. We are all complaining about the time/resources wasted through junk…yet we are all here on RiotACT during business hours.

hmm

What’s with this ‘we’, sh!t, white man?!

ant 1:10 pm 14 Aug 08

More fun with faxes: program any faxes you have to dial their phone number! Scrrreeeeeee-crackle-scccccrrrreeeeeee

And as we all know, faxes are persistent. They just keep trying. And if you have several of them…

Did this to a work colleague many years ago. There was a number of us working a bit late, he turned his horrible music up at his desk full blast, but every time his phone went, he had to turn it down to answer the phone. scrreeeeeeeee-etc. We had 4 fax machines on the floor.

OzChick 1:06 pm 14 Aug 08

Oh, we get those all the time too, I usually put them in the shredder…

peterh 12:51 pm 14 Aug 08

Skidbladnir said :

Get the originating number, and sticky tape say, four pages of black paper together in a loop along the sort edge to create a everending fax, guzzling their toner or if they use a digital fax, chews up memory.

Obviously you people have never worked a night shift where you can plot your wrath and nurture an animus.

setting the fax to auto dial the number if cut off gets the point across too.

Skidbladnir 12:46 pm 14 Aug 08

Get the originating number, and sticky tape say, four pages of black paper together in a loop along the sort edge to create a everending fax, guzzling their toner or if they use a digital fax, chews up memory.

Obviously you people have never worked a night shift where you can plot your wrath and nurture an animus.

jakez 12:39 pm 14 Aug 08

I just thought of something. We are all complaining about the time/resources wasted through junk…yet we are all here on RiotACT during business hours.

hmm

peterh 12:35 pm 14 Aug 08

Hamilton said :

How many members are on RA? I’m sure the majority have access to a fax machine – Why don’t we all start faxing their own crap back to them for the next couple of weeks?

just send it on an old fax machine with the ends of the paper taped together. absolute gold.

peterh 12:34 pm 14 Aug 08

Primal said :

jakez said :

If they provide an option to unsubscribe then I don’t have a problem with it.

The problem I find with fax spam is that they usually provide an option to get you off only ONE list at a time, but your number has been added to numerous individual lists which you won’t know about until the spam arrives.

fax spam? what is that?

we use GFI Faxmaker. kills spam before it gets through. have to ensure some clients mention their account code when faxing orders, but apart from that, it is all good.

Hamilton 12:33 pm 14 Aug 08

How many members are on RA? I’m sure the majority have access to a fax machine – Why don’t we all start faxing their own crap back to them for the next couple of weeks?

Primal 12:28 pm 14 Aug 08

jakez said :

If they provide an option to unsubscribe then I don’t have a problem with it.

The problem I find with fax spam is that they usually provide an option to get you off only ONE list at a time, but your number has been added to numerous individual lists which you won’t know about until the spam arrives.

Madman 12:18 pm 14 Aug 08

I wanna know how they got my number – that really sh!ts me when you think someone has sold your informations…

jakez 11:48 am 14 Aug 08

After reading this thread I just checked the fax machine where I work in Fyshwick and sure enough, there it is.

If they provide an option to unsubscribe then I don’t have a problem with it.

You might be cranky with me but I think I might check it out. I do like bargain jeans.

Mr Evil 11:43 am 14 Aug 08

I got a nice, warm fuzzy feeling as I placed their fax straight into the recycling bin this morning.

I wonder if they’d like it if I ring them 50 times and ask them if they have any jeans for sale? 🙂

Madman 11:33 am 14 Aug 08

Ahahaha – I got the global rags fax today too!!

I’m not going to go to despite them, how dare they loophole the system and waste my time!

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