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BBB Tips To Keep Spam Under Control

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While it's nearly impossible to completely eliminate junk mail, spam text messages and unwanted phone calls, the Better Business Bureau recommends taking the following steps for getting your inboxes and phone lines under control.

 

Pre-approved credit card offers are an easy target for identity thieves who can steal incoming mail and use these offers to open fraudulent credit accounts. Consumers can "opt-out" of receiving pre-approved credit card offers for at least five years by visiting: optoutprescreen.com  this website is established by the three credit reporting agencies.

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4) If you are receiving spam text messages,first and foremost, don't respond. Responding to the text message only confirms a working number and opens the door for more messages. If your number is already on the Do Not Call Registry file a complaint with the Federal Communications

If your evening has been interrupted by telemarketers, you're not alone. To register your phone number or to get information about the National Do Not Call Registry, visit donotcall.gov.
Stop unwanted direct mail solicitations by going to dmachoice.org  and opt out of mail from members of the Direct Marketing Association.