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My Fax machine which is always off, is reportedly making 911 calls and I'm being visited by the local police nightly.

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@Snook wrote:

My Fax machine which is always off, is reportedly making 911 calls and I'm being visited by the local police nightly.


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Is there even the slightest possibility that your fax machine is under attack?  These are dangerous times.

 

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More seriously, without further information it's impossible to give a definitive answer.  For example, is your fax machine a standalone device, is it part of your computer, is it contained in some sort of telephone device, etc.?

 

Also, these machines typically will continue to try to send a fax if they do not at first succeed.  Is there any possibility that something like this is going on?

 

Is there a chance that at some point in the past the machine actually did try to call a number that contains the "9-1-1" sequence.  This happened to me on more than one occasion due to a dialing error.

 

If you give us more specifics, then perhaps someone here will be able to address your issue.

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I would disconnect the fax machine from the phone line to see if it's really the fax machine or something else.

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