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Junk Mail Reduction
Credit Card Solicitations
Approximately 3 billion credit card solicitations are mailed each year.  Federal law allows consumers to remove their names from the lists that credit bureaus provide to credit card issuers. To reduce credit offers from any of the 4 major credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian, Innovis or Trans Union),

Call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (888-567-8688) to remove your name from their mailing lists.

Advertising Mail
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is the largest trade association in the direct marketing field with more than 3,600 member companies.  Their Mail Preference Service (MPS) provides consumers with a way to opt out of receiving most personally addressed national advertising mail.

The DMA only complies with signed requests sent by mail. See samples below that you can use to send your request to the following address:

Direct Marketing Association
Mail Preference Service
P.O. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008


Sample Postcard/letter for Reducing Junk Mail

Card 1 - Sample

Direct Marketing Association
Mail Preference Service
P.O. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008

Please register my name with the Direct Marketing Association's Mail Preference Service. I want to reduce the amount of unsolicited mail I receive, reduce waste, and save resources.Please take my name off of your mailing list and do not sell, rent or exchange my name. I understand that you will keep my name on file for 5 years.

Name__________________________    Date________________

Home Address___________________________ (street, city, zip)

Phone Number_______________________________

Thank you,

(Signature)

Card 2 - Sample

Direct Marketing Association
Mail Preference Service
P.O. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008

Please register my name with the Director Marketing Association's Telephone Preference Service. I want to prevent my name and home telephone number from being used for telemarketing purposes.

Name__________________________    Date________________

Home Address___________________________ (street, city, zip)

Phone Number_______________________________

Thank you,

(Signature)



Junk Phone Calls
Stop receiving telemarketing sales calls by adding your name to the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call Registry.  Sign up online at www.donotcall.gov or call (888) 382-1222 from the phone number you wish to register. 

Junk E-Mail
The e-Mail Preference Service (e-MPS) is a consumer service sponsored by the DMA. The DMA does not provide marketers with consumer e-mail lists. The e-MPS is available to companies for the sole purpose of removing your e-mail address from their lists.

Register at www.dmaconsumers.org

Additional Resources
Contact these organizations for more information on stopping junk mail and related topics such as telemarketing, spam (junk e-mail), and junk faxes.

No More Junk Mail Forever Telemarketing & Spam, Too
(800) 255-0899

EcoFuture
www.ecofuture.org/ecofuture