Opt Out Of Pre-approved
You have the ability to opt out of credit card offers that you receive in the
mail or over the phone. If it seems like your mail box is over-flowing
with offers of pre-approved credit, you probably resent the excess mail and
worry about someone stealing the information. If you would like to put a
stop to all the offers, you can use the ideas below.
Credit Card Offers
There are many ways to opt out of credit card offers, such as:
- Calling 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688) to have your name removed from direct marketing lists. You can do this online at OptOutPreScreen.com, which is the official consumer credit reporting industry opt-out website.
Contacting the individual credit bureaus by sending your request to the following addresses:
PO Box 740123
Atlanta, GA 30374-0123
TransUnion Name Removal Option
P.O. Box 505
Woodlyn, PA 19094
901 West Bond
Lincoln, NE 68521
Attn: Consumer Services Department
- Register with DMAchoice, an online tool developed by the Direct Marketing Association to help you manage your mail. This site divides direct mail into four categories including Credit Offers, Catalogs, Magazine Offers and Other Mail Offers. Once registered at the site, you can request to start or stop receiving mail from individual companies within each categoryor from an entire category at once. To register your preferences concerning direct mail, go to
Stop unsolicited telemarketing calls by registering your telephone number online at WWW.DONOTCALL.GOV. You can also call toll-free at 1-888-382-1222 (TTY 1-866-290-4236), from the telephone number you wish to register. Registration is free, and will stop most, but not all, telemarketing calls.
Choosing to opt out of credit card offers not only frees up your time and mailbox, it also helps remove the temptation to get further in debt. If you have had your share of financial troubles, check out the following sections: