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  • Jeffrey C. 2 years ago
    good job
  • Marie W. 2 years ago
    This is my basic process for reducing/stopping junk mail (I receive NO junk mail - took at least 5 years to accomplish - well worth the effort)

    Check your free credit reports and choose ONE name to use for every account (mortgage, credit cards, car loans, loans, etc.) Correct any misspellings/variations of your name/address by calling/writing each account directly. After correcting with each account - contact credit bureaus and ask for the old misspellings/variations to be removed from your credit report. Your goal is to have a credit report with one name and one current address listed. I would also recommend removing any phone numbers from your credit reports as well.

    Add yourself to the Direct Marketing removal lists (directmail.com & dmachoice.org)
    Add ALL name variations (married/maiden), past addresses, phone numbers). Be warned you may start receiving new junk mail after doing this but at least ALL your mail is coming to you and NOT your old addresses.

    Add yourself to opt out prescreen (pre-approved credit card and insurance offers). Option of 5 years or permanent. Phone number 1.888.567.8688.

    DO NOT fill out a "permanent change of address" with the post office - Instead use "temporary change of address". Good for 6 months and renew for another 6 months. The permanent change of address form is how your junk mail follows you - it adds you to the NCOA (national change of address) database. You can contact the USPS to be removed from this database. This list is loaned to companies for their use - they must have your old address in order to receive the new address info.

    DO NOT write RTS on mail and return it. Most companies have a one time use list and can own any name that responds to the junk mail. The name/address becomes "property" from the rented list if you respond.

    I have many more tips if interested email me at removemyinfo80@gm***.com
  • Ashley H. 2 years ago
    This is very eye opening truth.
  • jacci u. 2 years ago
    You know the return envelopes that have prepaid no stamp necessary? Mail them back even empty. It creates postal revenue!
  • Gail B. 2 years ago
    Great ideas! I use the junk mail for crafts. I keep a basket by the door and toss what I don't want in! I also get often, the same junk mail at my post office box. I used to throw it out before leaving the post office. Now I bring in home and figure out what to do with it.
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