It costs hardly anything to make a call to a toll free number - it'll
cost them A LOT More if you express interest and then sue.
The only way to cost the lead generators serious money is to sue them
or their customers, who might hold them liable.
If you don't want to sue, you can have some fun expressing interest
and providing phone numbers answered by the Department of Real
Estate, banking or corporations if it's for a mortgage, the travel
company licensing office for travel spam, insurance dept. for health
Many mortgage brokers pay $20 to over $60 per lead - but they may get
a refund for phony leads. So it's best to get a free virtual phone
number at efax.com or k7.net.
Some more info on mortgage advertising: http://fight-
I used to get so frustrated myself, one time I called on a travel fax
so many times, I had one girl crying. Why make some minimum wage kid
The faxers and their customers make SO much money on their faxes,
even a few individual suits won't make any difference. You can put
one fax broadcaster out of business and several others will
immediately pick up that business. Many of the advertisers expect to
be sued out of business sooner or later and their products are often
investigated by regulators.
The money is moved into "safe" locations, the corporation goes
bankrupt and if necessary, the officers discharge their liabilities.
The bankruptcy reform ensures that they can continue to live happily
and wealthy ...
And that's the way it's supposed to be in the United States of
crooks, scammers and spammers.
The more I learn, the more I wonder why I don't join them.
--- In junkfaxDiscussion@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Roberts" <paul@p...>
> Every time I get a junk fax, I call any toll free number on the fax
> often as I can. I know each one only costs them a few cents, but if
> enough of us do it, it will become too costly for them to stay in
> business. If I can call from a pay phone, that costs them an
> per call. If there are any programmers out there who can write a
> program to have my computer call all night every night, then lets
> that too. They continue to send the faxes because it is
> Let's take the profit out for them.