Saturday, August 23, 2008

Do Not Call and Do Not Mail Listings: Just Signed Up With Both Services, You Can Too

I just registered our home phone with the do-not-call registry and am finalizing my PERMANENT OPT OUT registration in the Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion pre-approved credit card marketing agreement.

Both are pretty easy. Here's a breakdown of what you have to do:

(1.) Do not call:
- Got to the National Do Not Call Registry
- click on the register now button
- submit your phone number and email address
- go to your email and click on the provided link to confirm your registration.
Doing this took a total of 1-2 minutes.

(2.) To Opt Out of Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers:
- Go to www.dmachoice.org
- Click on "suite of preference services," you may also see other opt out services at the suite of preference services. So far, i've only elected to opt out of the credit card offers. You may also elect to opt out of "DMA Member Prospect Lists" too! This latter option may prevent you from receiving mail you want / don't want, such as new catalogs, coupons, announcements about new businesses in your community, and notices of special offers.
- Click on link to www.optoutprescreen.com
- Once you click on this, you'll be prompted for your name, address, SSN, birthday and phone number. I would normally be a bit leery about this. However, this website has a number of referrals to it adding to it's appearance of legitimacy.
- You'll be given a choice of opting out of pre-approved credit card offers for 5 years or permanently. Select the option you want and print out the form.
- Sign and date the form and mail it in.
This takes a few minutes but should prove well worth the time.

1 comment:

Philip Barden said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, and thanks for your excellent blog - very informative. I just signed up to have my name removed from both listings.

PS: And I also thank you for your service to our country!