Just this weekend I opened my mail and my ten year old son was offered a credit card with a $10,000 credit limit. When does it stop? One of the biggest ways that identity theft occurs is through people stealing credit card offers and getting personal information that they use falsely.
To be proactive, I have called and gotten myself removed from pre-approved credit card offers. You can call 888-567-8688 or go to www.optoutprescreen.com to do the same.
To eliminate all the annoying telemarketers, please call the national do not call registry at 888-382-1222 or go to www.donotcall.gov.
If you want to go so far as to be removed from all direct mails for five years, you need to write a letter to be removed from direct marketing databases. Please visit the website www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offmailinglist.
To be removed from telemarketing lists for 5 years, you need to go to www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offtelephone.
Hopefully, this will eliminate all annoying calls. I know I am shocked when I have picked up my cellphone expecting a friend to be on the other end and it is a telemarketer. It can ruin your day. Please remember that your cellphones can be included in the do not call list too. You also can turn companies in that call by filing a complaint. These companies have to pay a hefty fine and this includes call with a recorded message versus a live person.
I wish it was that easy to eliminate annoying people you have dated from calling again! The technology may be on the way soon…
Have a stress-free day!