We all loathe junk mail. It fills mailboxes with ads we don’t want and send straight to the recycle bin. It means we get credit card offers that put us just a little more at risk for identity theft. It’s just annoying.
Now, there’s only so much you can do about all the grocery store ads and so forth. Everyone gets them and there’s nothing you can really do to stop it. But some of that other junk you can get rid of.
You can ask that you not be sent those %$%**@ credit card offers. You can write to the credit bureaus and tell them not to share your information on the prescreened lists. You’ll want to contact Equifax, TransUnion, Experian and Innovis.
PO BOX 790123
Atlanta, GA 30374-0123
TransUnion LLC’s Name Removal Option
PO Box 97328
Jackson, MS 39288-7328
901 West Bond
Lincoln, NE 68521
If you want to save just a bit more paper, you can call 1-888-5-OPTOUT and get off all 4 lists at once. Another alternative is to visit http://www.optoutprescreen.com/ and fill out the forms there. This information came from the FTC website, so I think we can treat it as safe.
With only so much control that we have on incoming mail, it’s nice to take advantage of what is there. It’s better for your personal information and just a tiny bit better for the environment.