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Idaho Settles Modest Court Case Against

Danny Burstein (
Fri, 5 Nov 2004 21:47:07 -0500

", believed to be the largest volume "fax-spammer" in the United
States, has been permanently enjoined from doing business in Idaho,"
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced today. During a news conference
in Boise, Wasden said that his office has obtained a consent judgment
against the California-based company.

"'The Idaho Consumer Protection Act and the Idaho Telephone
Solicitations Act prohibit sending unsolicited faxes, Attorney General
Lawrence Wasden said. 'The laws are clear and do not contain
exceptions. This is not a situation where you have to tell the sender
to stop. Anytime you receive an unsolicited ad by fax, the sender has
violated the law.'

[ snip ]

"The agreement also subjects to liquidated damages of up to
$5,000 for each unsolicited fax it sends into Idaho in the future.

[ snippety snip, rest at: ]

Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
[to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

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