How To Stop Junk Mail: Offers, Credit Cards
Tired of having your mailbox full of junk mail, including credit card applications and unsolicited advertising? Great news! There’s a way to get rid of that! Woohoo 😉
In this article, you’ll find out how and where to go to stop getting junk mail.
How to Reduce Junk Mail such as:
- Credit Card and Insurance Offers by Mail
- Unsolicited Commercial Mail
- Telemarketing Phone Calls
- Unsolicited Commercial Emails
You may want to check out: How to Stop Getting Mail Addressed to Previous Tenants.
How to Stop Receiving Credit Card and Insurance Offers
3 Ways to Opt-Out:
You can choose any of these 3
- By phone
- Through their website here
- Written opt out request
Call this number to stop receiving credit card and insurance offers by mail:
Consumer Credit Reporting Industry – Opt In and Opt Out Number
You have 2 options:
- To remove your name for 5 years
- To permanently remove your name
You’ll be asked to provide your personal information:
- Social Security Number
- Date of Birth
The information you provide is confidential and it’ll be used only to process your request to opt out.
Written Opt-Out Request
You can send a written request to opt-out to each of the Major Consumer Reporting Companies listed below.
Make sure to include in your request: your name, phone number, address, Social Security number and date of birth.
P.O. Box 919
Allen, TX 75013
|Name Removal Option
P.O. Box 505
Woodlyn, PA 19094
|Equifax, Inc.||Innovis Consumer Assistance|
P.O. Box 740123
Atlanta, GA 30374
| P.O. Box 495
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
Get Rid of Unsolicited Commercial Mail
The Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) Mail Preference Service (MPS) lets you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial mail from many national companies for five years.
When you register at their website, they’ll help you to stop receiving the mail you don’t want.
This will reduce most of your unsolicited mail. But it won’t stop mailings from organizations that don’t use the DMA’s Mail Preference Service.
2 Ways to Opt Out:
- Register Online with DMA’s Mail Preference Service here.
- Mail your request with a $1 processing fee to:
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512
Reduce Telemarketing Phone Calls
You can remove your number from the registry on the National Do Not Call Registry, a free and easy way to reduce the telemarketing calls you’re getting.
- Visit their website here
- Call 1-888-382-1222 from the number you want to remove
Unsolicited Commercial Emails
The DMA also has an Email Preference Service (eMPS) to help you reduce unsolicited commercial emails from national lists.
You will keep receiving emails from advertisers who don’t use eMPS to clean their lists.
If you keep receiving emails from certain brands, you’ll have to do it manually by clicking on “unsubscribe” at the end of the email.
Hope this helps to get rid of all the junk mail 🙂 Please, recommend and share!