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Stop Junk Mail

Below are five simple steps to reduce unwanted mail or solicitations:
  1. Stop Junk Mail Now!Reduce Credit Card Offers – start by optin out of receiving credit offers. Contact the three major credit bureaus at 1-888-5-OPTOUT (567-8688) for more information. When you call, you will need to provide your home telephone number, name, and Social Security number. The information you provide is confidential and will be used only to process your request to opt out of receiving pre-screened offers of credit.
  2. Keep Personal Information Private – request personal information not to be shared when signing up on mailing lists, making donations, or when shopping at stores or online.
  3. Unsubscribe – contact companies directly to unsubscribe (e.g. unwanted catalogues, phone books, charities).
  4. Reuse – share catalogs with roommates, family members, neighbors and friends. You can also use shredded paper as composting material!
  5. Register for Mail Preference Service – visit the Direct Marketing Association, www.dmaconsumers.org/, to register for the Mail Preference Service and have your name removed from general mailing lists.
These easy steps can go a long way to preserve our natural resources, by not only saving trees but also by reducing the need for landfill space.

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www.catalogchoice.org
www.stopjunkmail.org
www.optoutprescreen.com
www.ecocycle.org/junkmail
www.stopthejunkmail.com
How to Get Off Junk Mail Lists
Below are listings of websites and companies to contact to reduce the amount of "junk mail" you receive. Request your name to be taken off of their mailing lists!
Send a postcard/letter requesting that they stop sending junk be sure to include your name, address and request to "activate the preference service". This will stop junk mail from these companies for up to five years.
Your name will be put on a "delete" file that is updated and made available to direct-mail and telephone marketers. Two to three months after your name is entered into file, solicitations you receive should decrease.

Unwanted Magazines:
Look up the 800 number and ask them to take you off of their list.

Credit Solicitations:
*1-888-567-8688 or 1-888-5OPTOUT. This will remove you from junk mail sent by Trans Union, Equifax, Innovis, Experian and. The individual contact information is:

TRANS UNION
Attn: Name Removal
PO Box 97328
Jackson, MS 39288-7328
EQUIFAX
Attn: Opt Out
PO Box 105873
Atlanta, GA 30348
INNOVIS
Attn: Consumer Assistance
P.O. Box 1358
Columbus, OH 43216-1358
EXPERIAN
Attn: Opt Out
701 Experian Parkway
Allen, TX 75013
888-633-4402
DMA Mail Preference Service
PO Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008
Telephone Preference Service
PO Box 1559
Carmel, NY 10512
Acxiom CORP.
Attn: Opt Out
PO Box 2000
Conway, AR 72033-2000
1-800-922-9466

American Business information inc.
Attn: Product Quality
PO Box 27347
Omaha, NE 68127
Publishing Clearinghouse Sweepstakes
101 Channel Dr
Port Washington, NY 11050
1-800-645-9242
1-800-453-0272 (fax)
Donnelly Marketing, inc / Info USA
Attn: Consumer Requests
1020 E 1st St
Papillion, NE 68046-7611
888-633-4402
America On-Line
1-800-827-6364 (6am-2am EST)
American Family Sweepstakes
1-800-237-2400
American Family Publishers
PO Box 62000
Tampa, FL 33662
Readers Digest Sweepstakes
Readers Digest Rd.
Pleasantville NY 10570
800-678-2743
The Polk Company
Attn: Opt Out
26955 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48034-8455
800-873-7655

ABACUS
PO Box 1478
Broomfield, CO 80038
800-518-4453
Haines and Company, inc.
Criss-Cross Directory
Attn: Director of Data Processing
8050 Freedom Ave
NW Canton, OH 44720
Dataquick
877-970-9171
ADVO INC.
Attn: Consumer Assistance
PO Box 249
Windsor, CT 06095
860-520-3361
VAL-PAK Coupons-
1661 Worchester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
800-676-6878