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Reduce Unwanted Mail

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Avoid contests that require you to fill out an entry form.  These are primarily used to get consumer information to sell as leads for other companies and charities.

Complete “opt out” requests with your insurance company, bank and credit cards  that you deal with on a regular  basis.

Register with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), who represents many leaders in the direct marketing community.  Registering with them at www.dmachoice.org or mailing a request and $1.00 to:             

Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 643
Carmel, New York 10512                        

can reduce the amount of unwanted mail you receive.


To stop local business mail and coupons contact:

Redplum at www.redplum.com

Val-Pak at (800) 676-6878

Gold Clipper at (330) 633-4166

Whenever you sign up for a new service, subscribe to a magazine, fill out warranty registration, participate in a discount program (grocery stores, airlines, etc.), or make a donation, be sure to write on the invoice asking them to not share or sell your information.

To stop credit and insurance offers that are based on your credit reports, you can “opt out” by contacting the official Consumer Credit Reporting Industry by visiting www.optoutprescreen.com or by calling (888) 567-8688.  You can request your name be removed for five years or permanently.



The Department of Consumer Affairs’ mission is to make sure people who live or shop in Cuyahoga County get what they pay for.