By Arianne Cohen
Did you know that to get off junk mail lists effectively, you have to contact several companies? Here's a checklist.
Who: National Do Not Call Registry
To get rid of Telemarketers. This is the government's permanent list of off-limits numbers.
Opt out at: donotcall.gov
No More Junk Mail!
Who: Opt-Out Services
To get rid of Credit card and insurance offers. The four major credit reporting companies will take you off their lists.
Opt out at: OptOutPreScreen.com, or call 888- 567-8688 from the number in question.
Who: Direct Marketing Assn. Mail Preference Service Program
To get rid of All catalogs, magazine offers and circulars that come from members of this mammoth group
Opt out at: dmachoice.org, or call 212-768-7277, ext. 1500
To get rid of All coupon inserts that come through this direct mail company
Opt out at: valassis.com (click on "Contact Us") or call 888-241-6760
Who: Acxiom U.S.
To get rid of All phone, mail or e-mail contacts that come through this company
Opt out at: acxiom.com, or call 877-774- 2094, ext. 5
Who: Catalog Choice
To get rid of Unwanted catalogs. Register, check off catalogs and this nonprofit contacts them individually.
Opt out at: catalogchoice.org
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