You’re sitting at your cubicle on a dismal Monday morning. The fax machine suddenly perks up in the background, prompting you to walk over and investigate. Is it the insurance information from corporate that you desperately need to complete the TPS reports and stop the Boss from breathing down your neck? Nope, it’s an unsolicited advertisement for Herbal Viagra, written in broken English with a badly photoshopped former President Clinton giving a thumbs-up to the reader. As are the next eighty-seven faxes in a row that you receive.
If the junk faxes were simply cluttering up offices all across the country, that would be bad enough. That’s paper wasted, and it takes time to get rid of the stuff. Some of the more insidious offenders use calling methods where the businesses themselves get charged for the faxes, however, wracking up huge costs for something they neither want nor need (except for maybe Earl in Accounting.) This is of course, extremely illegal, but that hasn’t stopped such offenders from faxing your company and others thousands of identical ads for discount fax paper.