Stop Pre-Approved Credit Offers
You can stop most pre-approved credit offers by calling the Consumer Data Industry Association at 1-888-567-8688.
Stop eMail Spams
WARNING: Spammers (people who send junk emails) ignore all "do-not-email" lists. They use every trick in the book to sucker you into opening their emails. Sometimes, they're nothing more than scams; often, however, they contain viruses that are deadly to your computer. There are 2 ways to protect yourself and your family.
Monitor your incoming email by following these 4 basic rules:
1. Never open an email unless you're CERTAIN you know the sender. Be very careful; spammers sometimes make the sender sound like someone you might know. If you don't know the person, DELETE the email before opening it.
2. Don't fall for enticing subject lines. Use your common sense. If it sounds too good to be true, IT IS! There is no secret way to win the lottery there is no fountain of youth REGARDLESS of what the email says. Once again, DELETE the email before opening it.
3. If you make a mistake and open an email from a spammer, DO NOT open any attachment. Attachments are often used to spread viruses that could be fatal to your computer. Close the email and DELETE it.
4. Spammers send emails to millions of email addresses randomly generated by a computer, without knowing whether any particular address is real. You've probably received them without realizing it. If you do make a mistake and open an email from someone you don't recognize, NEVER follow the instructions at the bottom of the email to "remove me from your mailing list." If you do, you'll simply verify that your email address is real, and it will be added to even more spam lists. Protect yourself; close the email and DELETE it without responding, regardless of how sincere it sounds. Don't be naive. Here's an actual example of their outright lies.
If you believe that, call me and I'll sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for only $1.
Stop Resident or Occupant Mail
To stop receiving packets of coupons, ads and product samples addressed to "Resident" or "Occupant," contact the following companies and request removal from their mailing lists.