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  • Writer's pictureMartha Cox

Opting Out of Trigger Leads

Updated: Jan 19

I recently came across a valuable insight that I want to share with you. It's about reclaiming control over your privacy in the midst of the constant barrage of spam marketing calls, many of which can be traced back to those sneaky trigger leads.

You may opt of of these trigger leads using this link  or calling 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688). You can even opt out for your children age 13 and up.

If you are in the market for a new home, car, or any major purchase that involves a credit check, here's a credit application privacy tip, opt out of trigger leads before making that crucial credit application. By doing so, you'll ensure that your contact information doesn't end up being sold to third parties by credit bureaus, saving you from the headache of endless spam calls and stop unwanted spam calls.

Keep in mind that your information may have already been sold to companies, so it may take some time to see the reduction.

Here are some other online privacy resources that will show you ways to reduce your junk mail, emails, and calls. You can even register your children on some of these sites.

How to Stop Junk Physical Mail

To decide what types of mail you do and don’t want from marketers, unsubscribe from promotional mail by registering at the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) consumer website, and choose what catalogs, magazine offers, and other mail you want to get. DMAchoice will stop most, but not all, promotional mail. You’ll have to pay a $4 processing fee, and your registration will last for 10 years.

How to Stop Some Emails

The Association of National Advertisers Consumer Preference Service reduces unsolicited commercial email messages to personal email accounts. You can get opt out here

How to Stop Unwanted Sales Calls

The National Do Not Call Registry is designed to stop unwanted sales calls from real companies that follow the law. It's free to register your phone number, but it doesn't block calls.

Scammers are the Worst!

Protect your online security. The Federal Trade Commission has articles about protecting your online security ranging from topics like fake package delivery messages, to how to remove your personal information before getting rid of your computer.

Do you know anyone that could use this information? Feel free to forward this information to them!

As always, we are your go-to resource for all things real estate. See our other blogs for home purchase tips and home sales advice in the Dallas Fort Worth area and North Texas.

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