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How to stop junk mail and cold calls to your home
FuN
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Joined: Sep 26 2008
Posts: 293
Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:19 am
Here is some information that I wanted to share since it took me some time doing the research to find the right places to stop receiving junk mail (snail mail delivered to your home mail box). I wanted to be sure that I found the proper sites that were not scams and could actually get the job done. So here are my results:

To limit receiving catalogs, magazines, and other types of mail to your home:

Go to https://www.dmachoice.org to remove your address from this list. It has a huge list of companies that obey the rules not to send you mail, but it is possible that a company sending you mail is not a part of their network. I contacted their support asking why I had to register an account, and the reason is because it makes it easier for you to add/remove your "subscription" to these services. That way if you change your mind later and want to receive catalog offers in the mail again, you can click on the button to opt it again.

To stop receiving credit card offers:

Go to https://www.optoutprescreen.com/ to opt out of receiving credit card offers. This site doesn't require registration. Just submit your info and you are done.

To limit cold calls to your home selling stuff:

Go to https://www.donotcall.gov to remove up to three phone numbers at a time from the national do not call list. It is a quick process, you enter the numbers you want to remove and enter your email address. You will then receive an email to confirm the removal for each phone number.

Please note that these services usually take 30 - 90 days to take effect, so during the meantime you may still receive unwanted mail and phone calls. Enjoy!
 
Robert Walker
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Joined: Oct 12 2009
Posts: 173
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:33 pm
better still; buy a whistle, when they call you trying to sell thier product blow the whistle down the phone........... they dont call back for a while, because they are clinically deaf.
sorry to any one who works in one of these call centres but you REALLY deserve it.
 
FuN
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Joined: Sep 26 2008
Posts: 293
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:37 pm
Good idea, not sure how that works against the mailman though
 
Tsuki
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Joined: Nov 29 2009
Posts: 137
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:32 am
lol thanks Fun ^-^ you know what i wish i could stop? the bank calling me to offer insurance stuff -.- 5 times, i said no and they didn't understand till i snapped at the guy the 6th time -.- i don't like being mean but i don't like being called six times over the same stuff
 
FuN
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Joined: Sep 26 2008
Posts: 293
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:18 am
The info I provided stops that kind of stuff too
 
Kimbrrli
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Joined: Sep 26 2008
Posts: 226
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:31 pm
the do-not-call list doesn't stop calls from people you do business with already like your bank... you have to ask them to remove you from their call list yourself. If you ask them to remove you then they have to do it by law.

Also the do-not-call list doesn't work with charities or political parties unfortunately.
 
ElderBrujah
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Joined: Dec 22 2009
Posts: 95
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:41 pm
My favorite is when they call..... I just answer the phone, I set it down..... and walk off.... it may take a couple of times... but the message seems to get across... sometimes I put the phone near the dishwasher if I'm running it, or something else that is making a somewhat annoying sound....

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"I grow very weary of being shown the light by people who don't know how to do my job, but sure seem to know if I'm doing my job incorrectly. "
 
Tsuki
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Joined: Nov 29 2009
Posts: 137
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:22 pm
they have stopped calling ^-^ verbal agression works too XD but it's not very nice ^^;
 
Robert Walker
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Joined: Oct 12 2009
Posts: 173
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:57 pm
dont think junk mail is as big a problem here as it is in the US, again refuse to buy the products and recycle the paper/card.
as for the mail man.....get a big dog then you dont even get your bills man.
peace.

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Good idea, not sure how that works against the mailman though
 
Tsuki
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Joined: Nov 29 2009
Posts: 137
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:53 pm
XD i want a biig dog, but my parents won't buy one -.-
 
Robert Walker
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Joined: Oct 12 2009
Posts: 173
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:08 pm
youve got a long time ahead of you, and you will get one when the time is right.
i have got to say i only got mine when the wife got broody for another child, a puppy did the trick, although he is a big part of the family now.
nothing like a stress filled day then getting home and taking the dog out, quite lucky as live in the country, its like a tonic.
 
Jazzie
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Joined: Aug 17 2009
Posts: 12
Posted: Tue Feb 8, 2011 12:10 am
This is one way to stop telemarketers to stop calling:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/740134/telemarketer_prank_call_murder_scene_hilarius/
 
FuN
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Joined: Sep 26 2008
Posts: 293
Posted: Tue Feb 8, 2011 6:25 am
Thanks Jazzie. I will check out that site
 
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