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Get Off Mailing Lists

Ever wonder why you receive so many mailings? Companies, credit bureaus and even the Department of Motor Vehicles are selling your personal information, such as your name, telephone number, address, year of birth, social security number, and mother’s maiden name.

You do have some protection as more and more organizations permit consumers to "opt out" of having information shared with others or used for promotional purposes.

Opt out of all preapproved credit card offers by calling 1-888-567-8688

To have your name removed from many direct and tele- marketing lists, write to the Direct Marketing Association in Farmingdale, NY. *

A new federal law allows you to opt out of the Department of Motor Vehicles distributing your personal information. Be sure to ask next time you’re in to renew your license.

Telephone Preference Service

PO Box 9014

Farmingdale, NY 11735-9014

          Mail Preference Service

          PO Box 9008

          Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008

Resource: "Get off mailing lists," Money Matters: A Woman’s Guide to Financial Well-Being newsletter, December 1998, p. 2.

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