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Do Not Call: Getting Your Name Removed from Junk Mail and Telemarketing
Credit Card Solicitations:
The major credit-reporting agencies provide lists to credit-card issuers. You can call one toll-free number to have your name removed from all these lists:
In order to have your name removed, you will have to give your name, address, and social security number.
The Mail Preference Service is part of the Direct Marketing Association, the largest trade association for direct marketers. By contacting the Mail Preference Service, you can have your name removed from the mailing lists of the DMA's more than 4,700 member companies.
Write to the address below, asking to have your name removed. Print or type your full name (with all variations in spelling), and full address. It may take a few months to see an effect. Or, go to their online form.
Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 282
Carmel NY 10512
Mail Order Catalogs:
Call the catalog company's 800 number and ask to be removed from its mailing list.
Telemarketing Sales Calls:
Register for the National Do Not Call List through their website, or call toll-free, 1-888-382-1222 (TTY 1-866-290-4236), from the number you wish to register. The list is maintained by FTC. Certain types of calls are not covered by this list. Telemarketers that are covered must stop calling within three months of your registration.
- National Do Not Call Registry
Information about the National Do Not Call Registry overseen by the Federal Trade Commission.
- Direct Marketing Association
Consumer information for how to get off a mailing list.
- Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Consumer information related to privacy, including many fact sheets.
Last updated by cowend on Dec. 14, 2009
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