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by Sid Kirchheimer, AARP Bulletin, October 8, 2010
Q. How can I stop receiving junk mail?
A. It depends on the type of mail you want to stop, but take the following steps and you should notice a significant dent within a few months.
You can also do this by going online.
If you choose the permanent opt-out, you'll have to send a form in the mail.
You'll be asked for personal information, but don't worry: This service is run by the three major credit-reporting bureaus, which already have your data (and cause you to get the mail in the first place by selling your name).
To stop mailings arriving for a deceased family member, go online to the DMA's Deceased Do Not Contact List.
901 West Bond
Lincoln, NE 68521
R.L. Polk & Co./Name Deletion File
List Compilation Development
26955 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, MI 48034-4716
470 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Woodcliff, NJ 07677
Dun & Bradstreet
899 Eaton Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18025
You can also hire private companies such as 41pounds.org — named for the reputed weight of junk mail that each adult receives annually — and stopthejunkmail.com to do the legwork for you.
Sid Kirchheimer writes about health and consumer issues.
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