Ever was wondering how to stop the avalanche of junk mail with 'prescreeening offers' via mail and email?
You can and it is not that difficult. I just removed myself and according to my research it works.
This is how:
You can notify all bureaus with just one phone call.
1-888-5-OPTOUT is an automated service run jointly by the four main credit bureaus. With one phone call you can opt out of pre-screened mailings from all four bureaus.
1. Call 1-888-5-OPTOUT.
2. Select option 3 to opt out of mailings permanently.
4. Follow the prompts to enter your phone number, name, zip code, address, and social security number.
The service states that your request will be processed within 5 business days, and a "Notice of Election" form will be mailed to you. You must mail it back and Tah-Dah! No more junk!
If you prefer internet, this is a link: https://www.optoutprescreen.com/opt_form.cgi choose whatever works for you.
This is what your options:
''Opt-Out from receiving Firm Offers for Five Years - (electronically through this website).
Opt-Out from receiving Firm Offers permanently - (mail Permanent Opt-Out Election form available through this website).''
Well, you do need to provide them with your SS#, but the chances are.....they know it anyways. The website seems to be legit ( endorsed by FTC, click this link)
As an added benefit, opting out removes trash from the waste stream. We daily throw away tons of mail from credit-card companies. Opting out doesn’t just save paper; it also cuts down on the weight of the mail carried each day( Ever felt sorry for the poor guy/girl caring all that useless junk to your mail box?).
Do care. Do be proactive. Opting out of junk is just one call/click away.