How to securely send a fax

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How to securely send a fax

Post by SpideyIndexer » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:02 pm

Please forgive the dumb question, but this is more complicated than I expected.

Do I need to buy a fax machine to do this? i would like to fax some information to the IRS that contains account numbers and SSNs. It seems there are security issues with third party e-fax providers and with going to Kinko's or similar. Are there business centers where I can send the fax myself (and hope the machine or network does not store the scanned data.)

Perhaps I can purchase an external USB modem and use it with Windows e-fax tool. Our PC's no longer have internal modems. When I worked full-time, I had access to my employer's fax but no longer.....

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Re: How to securely send a fax

Post by RudyS » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:23 pm

My printer has fax capability. Do you have a friend you can trust who has such a machine? Or google for send fax near me and get a list of places like the UPS store, etc.

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Re: How to securely send a fax

Post by LadyGeek » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:23 pm

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (fax).

I don't have one myself, but a usb fax modem seems the way to go.
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Re: How to securely send a fax

Post by student » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:49 pm

For non-sensitive fax, there are a number of possibilities given here.

For sensitive info, I would just buy one for $38. ... ax+machine

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