Wednesday, August 13, 2003

If you are like me, you probably get a lot of Free Credit Card offers in your mail on a daily/weekly basis. I called the Opt Out number about 2 years ago and it stopped all the offers in my mail. When we moved and purchased our home the offers have started up again. Here's some info and the number to call to Opt Out of the mailing lists again:

Identity theft survival guide - Nov. 26, 2002: "Opt out. Thieves use mailed pre-approved credit offers and the 'convenience checks' that often accompany them to get a credit card quickly. According to the postmaster general, 30 percent of convenience checks get used fraudulently. If you want fewer pre-approved credit offers in your mailbox, you can call (800) 5-OPT-OUT and ask them to remove your name and address from the mailing lists."

:edit: Just called the number, and it has changed to - 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (or 1-888-567-8688).

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