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Perhaps it was the fax to the Texas Attorney General’s office that did it.

Dallas-area firm American Blastfax was notified last October that its business of sending up to two million unsolicited fax advertisements per month to Texas companies violated both telephone and trade practice codes.

Still, the father-son team of Michael and Greg Horne, along with 15 employees, kept sending faxes from third-party advertisers to their unauthorized database of 500,000 names, which were culled from phone books, public sources and purchased lists.

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