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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Junk mail telephone phone calls termination stopping mailing lists marketing 
Answer/Pointer: To cut down on mail, send your name and address to: Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735. To cut down on phone solicitations: 1) Send your name, address, and telephone number to Telephone Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 9014, Farmingdale, NY 11735 2) Send a $10.00 check, along with your name, address and telephone number to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 6700, Tallahassee, FL 32314-6700 This $10 check covers the first year. Annual renewals cost $5. To further help reduce both junk mail and telemarketing calls, call the Opt Out Request Line, which covers the major credit bureaus, at 1-888-567-8688. Although it may be redundant, you may be able to speed up the process by contacting directly the following major list brokers: R.L. Polk & Co., 1-800-873-7655 First Data Solutions, 1-888-633-4402 Esperian, 1-800-228-4571 All three are members of the Direct Marketing Association, so your letters to the DMA should suffice. Within two or three months of taking these steps, you should experience a dramatic drop in telemarketing calls and junk mail coming into your home. The only step that costs money is getting on Florida's No Sales Solicitation Calls List. (See 2) above. Source: Orlando Sentinel, 9/28/98. Junk mail - telephone calls 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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