How to put an end to credit card junk mail
Thursday, January 25th, 2007
Categorized as: Savings Bond community
You can put an end to the junk mail credit card offers you receive at https://www.optoutprescreen.com, a site set up by the credit reporting industry.
What you are opting out of is pre-screening – allowing credit card companies to go fishing through millions of credit records, including yours, looking for candidates for “pre-approved” credit card offers. Vitrually all credit card junk mail involves pre-approved offers.
The online opt-out lasts for five years. There’s also a permanent opt-out feature, but that requires downloading a paper form, signing it, and sending it in.