Getting ready to enroll in Medicare? AARP’s Medicare Made Easy has the resources you need to help you make the right choices.
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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