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Telemarketers and Mail Marketers: Make It Stop!

If you are annoyed by all of the marketing you get without asking for it, here are a few tips on things to do:

Did you know that the Do Not Call list is 5 years old?  If you signed up early for this when it came out, you need to sign up again if you do not want the onslaught of telemarketing phone calls.  Your first term has expired.  I know for me, this list has worked wonders on our telemarketing phone calls.  The address to do this is www.donotcall.gov and you can sign up your cell and home phone numbers.

If you want to lessen the amount of catalogs that you get in the mail, visit www.the-dma.org and select “Remove My Name from Mailing Lists”.  This site is run by the Direct Marketing Association and will allow your name to removed from their member list.  This will only get your name off their members lists, but it should help somewhat.

Do you want to stop all those preapproved credit card offers you get in the mail?  I know I don’t even look at them, I just rip them up.  Go over to www.optoutprescreen.com and you can fill out a form.  The bad thing is that they need your social security number.  However, Experian, Equifax, and Trans Union run this, and they already have this on file.  It takes about minute to do and you are protected for 5 years.

I hope these tips help you rid yourself of some of the marketing you didn’t ask for.

11 thoughts on “Telemarketers and Mail Marketers: Make It Stop!”

  1. Very good tips! I get weird calls all the time on my husband's fax line. It is a pain in the neck. Especially when I am trying to relax with a little prime time in the evenings.

  2. OMG, I was lookinf for that exact page! Thank you so much! I hate those dumb calls. My dad gets them everyday because he has a business. Annoying! I like to receive the catalogs, though LOL… Thanks again! Yay – no more phone calls!

  3. I wish I could stop getting mail for my dead mother-in-law (gone since May 2002) and dead mother (gone since October 2005). It really is tedious. I write "Return to sender: Deceased" on everything and mail it back to them, hoping that if they have to pay return postage, they'll clean up their mailing list.

    BigBob suggested tonight that we start forwarding all the mail to their addresses: That would be the street address of the cemeteries. I might try that.

  4. I just found this program called ColdCallBlocker, might want to check it out. It lets you stop Telemarketers from calling you by hanging up on the automaticly.

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