2. Opt Out of Subsequent Requests for Charitable Donations
Donating to a charity is a worthwhile cause. But, be warned: those charities need money, so they will continue to send you requests for donations in the mail.
With that said, there are several things you can do to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive soliciting donations from charities. These include:
- Enclosing a note requesting that they don’t rent, sell or exchange your personal information with anyone else
- Asking the organization to decrease the frequency of its mailings
- Asking for your name to be deleted from the organization’s mailing list
1. Opt-Out of Magazine Subscription Offers
When you subscribe to a magazine, you essentially permit them to share your name and address with other companies. But, thankfully, you can ask them not to rent your information to others.
On the downside, Reader’s Digest says that “your request may be ignored.” That being said, “it is best to contact them a few weeks later and make this request again.” And, if that doesn’t work, you can always try one of the other options discussed in this article.