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December 1998, Week 2


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Julie Stielstra <[log in to unmask]>
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Julie Stielstra <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 10:34:19 PST
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Is this specifically for medical ads?  We're overrun with ads for Disney
World travel packages, cruise lines, cell phones, catering services,
etc. ad nauseam!  They often have (in microscopic type) a number you can
allegedly call or fax to have your number removed, but in a dozen tries,
I have never yet had one of those numbers actually work (generally
reported as disconnected, being "checked for trouble," or simply do not
answer).  Is there another such junk-fax clearinghouse for this sort of
thing in general?

Julie Stielstra MLS                      ph 708-763-6472
Director of Library Services             fx 708-383-8783
West Suburban Hospital Medical Center
Oak Park, IL 60302
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>At 09:28 AM 12/7/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>Greetings, all.
>>Our library has been overwhelmed by unwanted
>>faxed advertisements for the past six months.
>>In my repeated attempts to get our number
>>erased from the database, I have come across
>>a company in Omaha that sells fax numbers.
>>If this is a problem for your library, fax
>>a letter stating you wish your number removed to:
>>INFO USA, ATTN:QA, Box 27347, Omaha, NE 68127
>>at 402-331-0176
>>Another violator was American Medical Information
>>at 1-888-264-5478.
>>It was getting so bad at our facility that we
>>were receiving 5-6 ads a day!
>>If anyone has found other companies, could you
>>please e-mail me privately.
>>Diana Balint
>>POH Medical Center
>>Pontiac, MIchigan
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