We all loathe junk mail. It fills mailboxes with ads we donâ€™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. Itâ€™s just annoying.
Now, thereâ€™s only so much you can do about all the grocery store ads and so forth. Everyone gets them and thereâ€™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. Youâ€™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, itâ€™s nice to take advantage of what is there. Itâ€™s better for your personal information and just a tiny bit better for the environment.