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Eliminate Credit Card Junk Mail?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Denward, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. Denward

    Denward Supporting Actor

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    I recently ordered credit reports. One of the agencies offered up a phone number where you can call and permanently exclude your name from credit card mailing lists. There's also an option to exclude your name for 2 years only. The number is 1-888-5OPTOUT (567-8688).

    The recording says it's the "Credit Reporting Industry Prescreening Opt Out Number." It says it will opt you out of lists compiled from Experian, Transunion, Equifax, and a fourth company with whom I am not familiar(Innovus?). You punch in your phone number, confirm your house number, say and spell your name, punch in your SSN and that's it. I completed the process for my wife and me in 3 minutes.

    I hate credit card mailings. I shred them because I'm afraid that if the stupid thing fell into the wrong hands, I might be screwed.
     
  2. Matt Stryker

    Matt Stryker Screenwriter

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    If this is legit, I'd love to do it. I probably get 2-3 applications a day in the mail from those guys.
     
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