BBB: You Can Opt Out of Junk Mail, Calls

The BBB is speaking out with some advice for folks that would like to reduce the amount of solicitations they are receiving via telephone, cell phone, and mail.

You can place you phone and cell phone on the 'Do Not Call' registry, keep in mind that you will receive calls from charities and political messages, however if the calls continue after placing your number on the registry you will need to file a complaint with the FTC.

It is illegal for anyone to send you spam via an SMS (text message) and you will need to report violators to the FTC and FCC. Lastly, if you would like to reduce the amount of mail you are receiving please contact the Consumer Credit Reporting Industry to reduce the amount of pre-approved credit card offers and insurance offers and the Direct Marketing Association for all other solicitations including magazine offers, etc.

Do Not Call Registry
888-382-1222
www.donotcall.gov

Federal Trade Commission
877-382-4357
www.ftc.gov

Federal Communications Commission
888-382-4357
www.fcc.gov

Consumer Credit Reporting Industry
888-567-8688
www.optoutprescreen.com

Direct Marketing Association
212-768-7277
www.dmachoice.org