On Your Side: Opting Out Made Easy

By: Jeff Anderson Email
By: Jeff Anderson Email

News 12 at 6, January 3, 2008

If you want to start the new year off with fewer credit card offers, Bulk mailings and annoying phone calls, you'll want to listen up. 12 On Your Side has found some ways to say goodbye to many types of junk mail.

You, like most people, probably get an endless amount of credit card offers, home equity line offers and ads to switch banks. Well now you can get rid of them.

First, let's get rid of those credit and insurance offers. You can call 1-888-567-8688 or 1-888-5OPTOUT.
From there you'll give the operator a little personal info and that should solve your problem. You can also go to https://www.optoutprescreen.com/?rf=t

Second, let's get stop many of those bulk mailings and catalogs.
For that, you should go to https://www.dmachoice.org/MPS/mps_consumer_description.php
It will cost a dollar to register and you can pay that by credit card.

Alright, those bank or financial institutions. This will take a little more work. You will have to call your particular bank or financial institution to ask them to remove your name and information from the lists it sends to third-parties.

And lastly, we've told you about it before and we'll tell you again. To stop almost all telemarkets from call in you, you need to sign-up with the do not call registry.
You can do that by calling 1-888-382-1222. You need to be calling from the phone you want to register. You can also register online at www.donotcall.gov/

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