Want to know how to avoid receiving those pesky fliers and junk advertisements that fill up your mailbox week after week? There are steps you can take to make that happen.
Here is updated contact information on how to be removed from national mailing or telephone solicitation lists.
In order to be removed from national mailing lists, write to: DMA Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 643, Carmel N.Y. 10512, or visit the Web site www.the-dma.org. Removal from national telephone solicitation lists can be done by writing to DMA Telephone Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 1559, Carmel N.Y. 10512 or visiting the Web site www.donotcall.gov. You may also call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone if you wish to register.
To remove your name from most unwanted e-mail go to: www.emps.org.
When registering, be sure to include all name styles (i.e. Joan Smith, Joan C. Smith), address and telephone number.
Please note it can take up to three months to see a significant reduction in third-class mail and telemarketing calls.
Although you should see a great reduction in the unsolicited mail you receive, not all commercial mail will stop. You may continue to receive mail from companies with which you already do business.
The Senior Connection is a column provided by the Clinton County Office for the Aging. For more information about services for senior citizens, contact their office at 135 Margaret St., Suite 105, Plattsburgh or call them at 565-4620.