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Box Junk Mail: None for Me, Thanks!
Perhaps hoping to upgrade its image as the nation's leading source of shredder fodder, the Direct Marketing Association has graciously devised all manner of means by which you can just say no. Try one of these:

Stop Receiving Mailings
Go to www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offmailinglist and complete the online opt-out form. Then click the Register Online button. This is the fastest way of adding your name and address to the DMA's Mail Preference Service (essentially a "do-not-mail" list), but it costs $5, payable by credit card.

If you don't want to go online, send a postcard or letter including your name, address and signature (and a request to opt out) to:

Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 643
Carmel, New York 10512

This option is also free of charge, but it is the slowest: A minimum of two months will be required before your name and address have been added to the MPS opt-out list.

Stop Telephone Solicitations
Visit www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offtelephone and complete the opt-out form you will find there. Here again there is a $5 charge to register online, or you can print out the form and mail it in at no charge. You can also send a letter or postcard with your name, address, telephone number (with area code), and signature to:

Telephone Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 1559
Carmel, New York 105120

Reduce E-Mail Solicitations
Visit www.dmaconsumers.org/consumers/optoutform_emps.shtml. To confirm your submission, the Direct Marketing Association will send an acknowledgment to each address you submit (up to three); you must reply to each one within 30 days in order for your registration to take effect.

Remove the Names of Deceased Loved Ones
Visit www.preference.the-dma.org/cgi/ddnc.php and complete the form you find there. There is a $1 charge to verify your credit card information.
FROM: What the New Scam Artists Don't Want You to Know
Published on April 13, 2007
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