Too Much of a Good Thing?

If you engaged in the purchase, sale or refinance of real estate recently, you may find that the volume of junk mail you receive has ballooned out of control. Because mailing information quickly becomes outdated, transactions leading to the creation of public records are often “mined” by commercial mailing services to update databases. The data is then sold and resold repeatedly, allowing companies to plant the next day’s garbage in your mailbox.

But you are not without alternatives. The respective credit reporting agencies offer “opt-out” telephone numbers to enable you to minimize the amount of junk mail that you receive. By contacting the following telephone numbers, you may opt out of mailing lists that lead to junk mail.

Equifax 1-888-567-8688
Experian 1-402 458 5247
TransUnion 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (888-567-8688)

Remember that not all good things last forever. You must periodically repeat the process, or you may find that junk mail again finds its way to your door.

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