Faxes sent to phone

Someone keeps faxing my phone. It’s not like it’s another person on the line, so I don’t know how to tell them to stop. It’s driving me nuts!

That sounds really annoying! Unfortunately, that’s a fairly common occurrence, especially with recycled phone numbers. You might have a number that used to be used for a corporate fax line.

If you have caller ID and you know the fax number that’s calling you, you have several options. You can fax their number for free from FaxZero with a message informing them of their mistake. Or you could call try calling variations of their fax number (just changing the last digit of the number until someone picks up). This option sometimes works because businesses will often have fax numbers that are only one digit different than their phone lines. Or, input the number into a reverse directory or simply Google it.

If you can’t figure out the number, plug a fax machine into your phone line and allow the fax to come through. Look for a phone number or contact information on the received fax and then use it to let the sender know that they have the wrong number.

In any of these scenarios, be advised that contacting the fax sender may give them your phone number, fax number, or email address. Once you have the sender’s information, you can plug it into Google to make sure that it’s not a phisher trying to get your contact information.

Do you have a question about faxing? Send me your fax question.