(Memphis) It's probably safe to say we're all annoyed with junk mail and spam! The good news is, there are ways to keep your mailbox and inbox free of the two.
Stop Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers
These are important to stop, because they are a big target for crooks hoping to steal your identity. Consumers can call 1-888-5-OPTOUT, or visit optoutprescreen.com. The service was set up by the three, major credit bureaus.
Stop Direct Mail
Visit dmachoice.org. This gives consumers the chance to opt out of material from members of the Direct Marketing Association. There's also section on the site for opting out of email commercial lists. Of course, this won't cut down on everything, but it's a start.
Unwanted Text Messages
Whatever you do, do not respond! Experts say all the crooks want is to know a real person is on the other end, or the phone number is good.
Be sure to put your cell number the Do Not Call Registry. You can visit the website, or call 1-888-382-1222 from the number you want on the list.
If the texts continue, contact your carrier, try blocking the number and file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission.
Click here for more information about unwanted communication.