By Mail The Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference Service (DMAMPS) is used by the majority of direct marketers to avoid sending unwanted mail, but you may want to contact the following companies as well.
Send a postcard with your name, address and phone number in all the various ways they appear on the junk mail you receive, and a request that they remove your name from their mailing list. Be sure to include the statement, “do not rent, trade, or sell my name and address.”
Direct Marketing Association
Mail Preference Service
1200 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Hart Hanks Direct Marketing
100 Alco Pl.
Baltimore, MD 21227
Haines and Company
Attn: Director of Data Processing
8050 Freedom Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
National Demographics & Lifestyle
List Order Services
1621 18th St.
Denver, CO 80202
P.O. Box 4196
Hartford, CT 06147
You can call these numbers and request that they remove you from their mailing lists:
The National Opt-Out Center, 888-567-8688
Publisher's Clearinghouse, 800-645-9242
Val Pak Coupons, 727-399-3000
The Polk Company (request the opt-out line), 800-464-7655
Other Ways to Reduce Junk Mail
you apply for a credit card, magazine subscription, or membership in an
organization, or donate to a charity, write “Please do not rent, sell,
trade or give my name and/or address to other businesses or
organizations” on your application.
Request that the phone
company remove your name from the published phone directory. Some
mailing list companies use the directory as a source of addresses.
If you are getting duplicate mailings, send the company both labels and ask them to eliminate the extra copy.