> What is the current law/regulations regarding unsolicited faxes?
47 USC 227, which is a shorthand for Title 47, United States Code,
Section 227. See <http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/47/227.html>
> We are getting lots of unwanted faxes. This is a problem since they
> tie up the fax machine and a waste of supplies.
> I heard (don't know if true) that faxers are allowed one unsolicited
> fax and you can tell them not to do it anymore. But if true, that isn't
> any good because lots of senders can send you only 'one' fax.
No, they're not allowed even one fax. See paragraph (b)(1)(C)
Quote:> Many of the senders offer only a vague 800 number or even a toll number.
> Frankly, we don't have time to deal with that, nor think we should
> have to. Besides, even if we called every one, it wouldn't stop.
You can sue them for $500 per fax (trebled if the court finds that the
violation was willful), but in practical terms that's very unlikely to
be workable, especially if the sender is not local to you. Even if the
sender is local, there is still the matter of collecting the judgment.
However, there was a case in Georgia that just certified a class action
against a fax spammer. You can read about that one on Yahoo: