To reduce junk mail, you need to limit access to your name and address so that it can’t be traded, rented, or sold to companies who send you unwanted mail. Follow these steps:
When ordering items through the mail, or subscribing to a publication, include a note that instructs the organization or company to not lend, sell or trade your name to other mailing lists.
Contact these direct marketing firms to request removal from their mailing lists:
Opt out of receiving pre-approved credit card offers at http://www.optoutprescreen.com/. It’s a centralized website run by the four major credit bureaus in the United States: Equifax, Experian, Innovis, and TransUnion. Please note they will ask for your social security number however, you have the option not to provide it.
For credit cards that you already have, call the company directly and ask them to place you on their “in-house” list that is not sold or traded to other companies.
Business listings should not be construed as an endorsement by the City and County of Denver
Most non-profits don’t use national databases, so you will still be on their mailing list even if you opt out with the DMA. Any time you make a charitable contribution, or if you have a membership with a charitable organization, be sure to ask them to send you only one donation request per year, or none. Click here for sample note from the American Institute of Philanthropy.