I’ve been getting bombarded with junk faxes. It used to be one every week or so, then a couple of times a week, and now … non-stop. Every single fax offers cheap vacation packages, and every one of them matches the examples that are apparently the work of Travelcomm aka Patriot Travel aka Cancun Cheap Ticket. And as per junkfax.org, these guys are known scum.
The problem is that there is actually nothing you can do about this. Sure, you can file formal complaints with the FCC (which I have done), you can ask them to remove your fax number (which will likely only increase the junk fax count), and you can call and give them hell (which I have done, just to vent, knowing that it’ll accomplish nothing). I could just unplug the fax machine, but I do need it, and even if I did not I just can’t stomach backing down like that.
One thought that occurs to me is that every 800 call they receive costs them money, so maybe a nice batch of phone lines on an automated repeat dialer could make them miserable, or at least cost them money. But, beyond the satisfaction of being able to annoy them, is it actually worth the effort?
Any other ideas?