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HOW TO REDUCE JUNK MAIL

Get off national mailing lists

To get off mailing lists, click on the link below for free online registration, or complete the registration form, and mail it with $1.00 (check or money order only) to DMAchoice of Direct Marketing Association. They assist consumers to reduce the unsolicited national advertising mail received at home. While completing registration, provide all possible ways of spelling your name, as well as anyone else at your address who does not want to receive junk mail. If you receive mail sent to multiple addresses (such as a business address or vacation home), you can provide those additional addresses also. They will retain your information in their database for three years and will mail this information to business subscribers four times a year.

DMAchoice
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512
(212) 768-7277


Notify data brokers
Another way of reducing junk mail is by contacting data brokers. Provide them with your name and address. Data brokers are companies that specialize in collecting and selling mailing lists and other personal data. Here are major data brokers (click on the links below to opt out online):

Acxiom Corporation
P.O. Box 2000
Conway, AR 72033-9928
(877) 774-2094

Datalogix
ATTN: California Privacy
10075 Westmoor Dr
Westminster, CO 80021
Epsilon
P.O. Box 1478
Broomfield, CO 80036
(888) 780-3869
optout@epsilon.com

Experian Consumer Services
901 W Bond St
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 458-5247

IHS
321 Inverness Dr S
Englewood, CO 80112
(800) 447-2273
InfoGroup
1020 E 1st St
Papillion, NE 68046
(402) 593-4500
contentfeedback@infogroup.com

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Stop coupons and ads
Contact the company sending you these materials to stop. One such company is:

Valassis Direct Mail Inc
19975 Victor Pkwy
Livonia, MI 48152


Stop directory deliveries
This nationwide opt-out website allows you to choose which phone books and directories are delivered to you:

www.YellowPagesOptOut.com


Reduce credit offers
There are four credit bureaus which sell credit information to anyone who wants them. If you don't want your information sold, you could call just one toll-free number: 888-5OPT OUT (888-567-8688), 24 hours a day, to opt out, or go to OptOutPrescreen.com. Or write to each of the bureaus below (include your full name, current and previous address (if you have moved in the last 6 months), social security number, and date of birth):

Equifax Inc.
Options
P.O. Box 740123
Atlanta, GA 30374-0123

Experian
Opt-Out
P.O. Box 919
Allen, TX 75013-0919

Trans Union
Name Removal Option
P.O. Box 505
Woodlyn, PA 19094
Innovis Consumer Assistance
P.O. Box 495
Pittsburgh, PA 15230-0495


Report faxes
Instead of replying to the unsolicited fax, forward it with your complaint (form) to the Attorney General or call (800) 952-5225. Attach the complaint form to the faxed ads, and mail them to the address on the form.

Complaints about unsolicited faxes may also be forwarded to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Complaints
445 12th St, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554
Phone: (888) 225-5322
Fax: (866) 418-0232 (Guidelines for faxing complaints)


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