Tired of Too Many Unwanted Solicitations?

Date October 5, 2016

It’s dinnertime and the phone rings. You get up, answer the phone, and it’s a representative from the local phone company (not yours) trying to upsell you long-distance services. Or are you getting a ton of unwanted scam or sales calls to your cell phone (p.s. the IRS will never call you if you owe money and threaten to have you arrested)? How many times has this happened to you?

Unfortunately, when you buy a home, or even subscribe to a magazine, you are put on a list that is either public information, or is sold to hundreds, even thousands, of solicitors. There is a way that you can put a stop to unwanted solicitations made by phone, mail and e-mail. Either call or go online to the agencies below to opt-out of these solicitations. Once you register, you will be removed from solicitation listings. Be sure to keep these numbers for reference since renewal times may vary. E-mail lists are good for a year, credit bureau lists are good for two years, and telemarketing lists are good for five years.

Telemarketing

1-888-382-1222
Or go to www.donotcall.gov

 

Credit Bureaus

1-888-5OPTOUT (567-8688)
www.optoutprescreen.com

 

Mail/E-Mail

www.dmaconsumers.org

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