BOSTON (CBS) – It’s not flawless, but the “do not call” list has helped cut down on those annoying telemarketer calls.

And that has Mark in Somerville curious about whether you can do the same for junk mail.

He writes, “Our household receives numerous credit card offers regularly. We’ve been receiving two to four mails each week from one bank. How do we get them to stop?”

There is a way.

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports

The Federal Trade Commission has a website that allows you to opt out of unsolicited mail.

One option allows you to opt out for five years.

The other lets you opt out permanently.

Comments (4)
  1. Cynic says:

    I just write “Deceased,Return To Sender” on the outside and send it back.

  2. TinCambridge says:

    I must receive 10 pre approved credit card forms from Chase bank every week! I have been saving them…..I’m going to take the self addressed stamp envelope they include with the application and send them all (I have about 100 by now) back to them empty, they just paid postage for the empty envelope!!…..they will get the message the hard way, I have tried NUMERUOS times to get them (Chase Bank) to stop sending them, they will now pay for the mistake of ignoring me. :))
    And it will make money for the post office, maybe even help save someones job. :)

  3. Thi Malarkey says:

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