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  • HOW TO REDUCE JUNK MAIL

    Get off national mailing lists

    To get off mailing lists, click on the link below for free online registration, or complete the registration form, and mail it with $1.00 (check or money order only) to DMAchoice of Direct Marketing Association. They assist consumers to reduce the unsolicited national advertising mail received at home. While completing registration, provide all possible ways of spelling your name, as well as anyone else at your address who does not want to receive junk mail. If you receive mail sent to multiple addresses (such as a business address or vacation home), you can provide those additional addresses also. They will retain your information in their database for three years and will mail this information to business subscribers four times a year.

    DMAchoice
    Direct Marketing Association
    P.O. Box 643
    Carmel, NY 10512
    (212) 768-7277

    Notify data brokers

    Another way of reducing junk mail is by contacting data brokers. Provide them with your name and address. Data brokers are companies that specialize in collecting and selling mailing lists and other personal data. Here are major data brokers (click on the links below to opt out online):


    Acxiom Corporation
    P.O. Box 2000
    Conway, AR 72033-9928
    (877) 774-2094

    Datalogix
    ATTN: California Privacy
    10075 Westmoor Dr

    Westminster, CO 80021 Epsilon
    P.O. Box 1478
    Broomfield, CO 80036
    (888) 780-3869
    optout@epsilon.com 

    Experian Consumer Services
    901 W Bond St
    Lincoln, NE 68521
    (402) 458-5247 IHS
    321 Inverness Dr S
    Englewood, CO 80112
    (800) 447-2273 

    InfoGroup
    1020 E 1st St
    Papillion, NE 68046
    (402) 593-4500
    contentfeedback@infogroup.com

    Lexis/Nexis
     

    Stop coupons and ads

    Contact the company sending you these materials to stop. One such company is:

     

    Valassis Direct Mail Inc
    19975 Victor Pkwy
    Livonia, MI 48152
     

    Stop directory deliveries

    This nationwide opt-out website allows you to choose which phone books and directories are delivered to you:
    www.YellowPagesOptOut.com

     

    Reduce credit offers

     

    There are four credit bureaus which sell credit information to anyone who wants them. If you don't want your information sold, you could call just one toll-free number: 888-5OPT OUT (888-567-8688), 24 hours a day, to opt out, or go to OptOutPrescreen.com. Or write to each of the bureaus below (include your full name, current and previous address (if you have moved in the last 6 months), social security number, and date of birth):

    Equifax Inc.
    Options
    P.O. Box 740123
    Atlanta, GA 30374-0123

    Experian
    Opt-Out
    P.O. Box 919
    Allen, TX 75013-0919

    Trans Union
    Name Removal Option
    P.O. Box 505
    Woodlyn, PA 19094

    Innovis Consumer Assistance
    P.O. Box 495
    Pittsburgh, PA 15230-0495
     

    Report faxes

    Instead of replying to the unsolicited fax, forward it with your complaint (form) to the Attorney General or call (800) 952-5225. Attach the complaint form to the faxed ads, and mail them to the address on the form.

    Complaints about unsolicited faxes may also be forwarded to:

    Federal Communications Commission
    Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
    Consumer Complaints
    445 12th St, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20554
    Phone: (888) 225-5322
    Fax: (866) 418-0232 (Guidelines for faxing complaints)
     

    Other Resources

    CalRecycle
    Catalog Choice

     

     



     

     

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