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How To Opt Out Of Junk Mail
« on: September 07, 2018, 11:51:15 PM »
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Multiple kinds of junk mail
DMAchoice (dmachoice.thedma.org ) should be your first stop because it gives you the opportunity to say no to multiple categories of mail in one place: catalogues, credit offers, magazine offers and other junk mail, such as charity, bank and retail mailings. Members of the Data & Marketing Association (formerly the Direct Marketing Association) would rather not spend their money sending direct mail to people who don’t want to receive it, so they started this service decades ago. I tried it myself and was done in less than three minutes. The service costs $2 and lasts for 10 years.

Credit card and insurance offers
If you’re like many people, credit card offers are one of the biggest categories in your mailbox, which is why this is Step 2. The big credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion — created a mechanism for people to opt out of preapproved credit card offers and insurance offers. The Fair Credit Reporting Act gives these credit bureaus the right to share our credit histories with businesses that may want to offer us financial products. The Opt Out Prescreen system (optoutprescreen.com) is an attempt to give you a say in the matter. This service is free, though you will have to provide your Social Security number to verify your identity. (Don’t worry. The credit bureaus already have it.) You can opt out online for five years or print out a form that you mail in to opt out permanently. This service can also be accessed on the DMAchoice website.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-stop-junk-mail-and-save-trees--and-your-sanity/2018/02/12/6000e4c4-05d9-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f3195ab1d1e8
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Re: How To Opt Out Of Junk Mail
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 11:53:16 PM »
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Thank you for registering with DMAchoice.

Your account is now active and will be kept on file for 10 years.

I'll try to remember to post an update about how well it works.   ;D
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