If you are inundated with these daily intrusions, here are two ways to reduce the volume of unwanted solicitations:
Do Not Call Registry: Signing up on this registry can greatly reduce the number of sales calls you receive. “Most legitimate companies don’t call if your number is on the Registry,” notes a Federal Trade Commission website. Calls should drop after your number has been on the registry for 31 days.
Registration is free; your number should be listed on the registry the day after you sign up. If you are still receiving sales calls after the 31-day period, you can file a complaint with the FTC. Visit donotcall.gov to get started.
Do Not Mail List: If you are receiving unsolicited and unwelcome snail mail or email, the Direct Marketing Association’s website, dmachoice.org, can help. (On the flip side, if there are companies you would like to hear from, it can help with that, too.) Register on the website to get started managing your mail. The site also includes information on how to register for the Deceased Do Not Contact List and a link to remove your email address from national lists.