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Mortgage Tip: How to Opt out of Spam or Trigger Leads
Here’s how you can STOP this from happening to you.
- Go to optoutprescreen.com or call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) to opt out for five years OR permanently. The major credit bureaus operate the phone number and website. Requests to opt out are processed within five days, but it may take several weeks before you stop getting prescreened offers. This is because some companies may have gotten your information before your opt out request was processed.
- Go to donotcall.gov or call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you want to register. If you register your number at DoNotCall.gov, you’ll get an email with a link you need to click on within 72 hours to complete your registration. It can take up to 31 days for sales calls to stop.
- Take Action- use this link to encourage your local representatives to support H.R. 5720 which bans trigger leads. You will need to ctrl + f or scroll down to ‘trigger’ leads to find the link.