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Can you recommend a way to be removed from junk mailing lists?

I come home to more and more junk mailings everyday! I hate how wasteful all of these mailings are. I've heard there are numbers to call to be removed from lists, but I'm not sure which are legit.
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2012  |  35 Views
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I did some research and here are some options:

Start by registering with the Mail Preference Service of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). It won’t guarantee you a life free of junk mail, but it can help. DMA will list you in its database in the “Do Not Mail” category. Direct marketers are not required to check the database, but most companies that send large volumes of bulk mail do use the DMA service. They realize there is no percentage in routinely sending mail to people who don’t want it and have taken action to prevent it. www.dmachoice.org

You can also go to www.optoutprescreen.com, which can enable you to remove your name from lists that mortgage, credit card and insurance companies use to mail you offers and solicitations. It’s a centralized website run by the four major credit bureaus in the United States: Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion. You can also call them at 888-567-8688 (888-5-OPT-OUT) from your home telephone; it will be checked against an address database.

Experian Consumer Services will also remove your name from non-credit offers—coupons, flyers and catalogues—that result from its lists. Call 402-458-5247 to opt out of these mail and telemarketing offers.

To stop "Resident” and “Occupant” Mailings: To fend off flyers offering various goods and services, contact: ADVO, Inc. You can remove your name and address by one of these methods:

Good Luck,

Cathy J.

Reference Librarian

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