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FCC Remains Vigilant in Enforcing the Junk Fax Prohibition Imposes a Fine in Excess of $1 Million

January 01, 2002

By Michelle Cohen and Kathrine Calderazzi

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Federal Communications Commission’s rules and orders implementing the TCPA, prohibit the sending of unsolicited commercial facsimile advertisements. The FCC has been vigilant in its enforcement of this “junk fax” prohibition. To date, the Commission has issued approximately 70 citations for possible violations of the TCPA, including citations to fax broadcasters, and has imposed forfeitures in excess of $1.5 million.