Did you know that the average American receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year! Junk mail is not just a waste of time and trees – it gives identify thieves the opportunity to steal financial information. Who wants to spend time sorting and shredding mail that was never wanted in the first place? Stop the flow of junk mail at the source by using the ‘opt-out’ feature offered by major mailing lists. It takes a few minutes on the computer but, once your name filters through all the opt-out lists, you will see an almost total reduction in unsolicited mail.
Reduce unwanted mail be registering to opt-out at the sites listed below:
National Do Not Mail List
Large direct mail company that collects lists of people who do not want to receive direct mail
Register here http://www.directmail.com/mail_preference/
Allows you to opt out of multiple types of mailings (catalogues, donation requests) or you can choose to opt out of everything. Registering online is the fastest way to see results.
Allows you to opt out of pre-approved credit card, financial and insurance offers. You can register for 5 years or permanently (mail-in form). For your personal credit cards, ask the company to place you on their “in house” list that is not sold or traded to other companies.
InfoCision is a huge corporation that manages email, mailing and phone lists for charities, taking a very health cut of those donations. You can register with them to have your name, address and phone numbers taken off their lists: