Red Crow Marketing reports that an average person will be exposed to more than 4000 to 5000 advertisements a day. All major corporations have extensive marketing and ad generation groups within their organization, and their aim is YOU and YOUR attention. They want YOU to buy their products, even if you don’t need it or much worse, even if you are in deep debt.
However, it affects you in multiple ways:
1) Identity theft is a major issue right now, and pre-approved credit cards falling into the wrong hands increases the chance of your identity being stolen.
2) Our eyes are enticed and we tend to buy more when we go through a catalog – atleast we believe it boosts our happiness. The end result could be that we get into more debt.
So, here are the ways to stop these catalogs, mails and telemarketers.
By listing your number in the National Do Not Call Registry, unwanted telemarketing calls can be reduced greatly. You can do that by calling 888-382-1222 or through the Federal Trade Commission website.
Credit and Insurance Offers:
You can and must opt out by calling 888-567-8688 or through the Credit Agency.
All junk mails can be eliminated by visiting the Data and Management Association. It will take 30 to 90 days for your opt-out to be in effect. Once you are eliminated, then contact Epsilon to request that you be removed from their marketing database. Be sure to include your name and mailing information in the e-mail.
If you want to use mobile app to control the catalogs you can receive, you need to use Mail Stop Mobile App or Paper Karma
Please make sure that you DO NOT give out your address or email to stores because once it’s given, it is difficult to control the flow of catalogs as some of them sell your information to third party ad agencies.