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Some companies specialize in collecting and selling mailing lists. Write or call to be placed on their "Suppress Files"

Acqua Fax Consumer
Information Services
(Name Delegation File)
26955 Northwestern High way
Southfield, MI 48034
(800) 873-7655

If consumers don't want coupons, ads and product samplesthese items, write or call and ask for name to be removed from their list.

(List Maintenance)
949 West Bond
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 458-5247
(402) 458-5325 (fax)

Donnelly Marketing
470 Chestnut Ridge
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
(201) 476-2000
(800) 223-7777

Will remove consumer's name from mass mailing list upon written request. Consumer must notify mailer by letter to stop selling his or name to other companies. Send label from unwanted mailing to Direct Marketing Association with letter requesting that name be removed from all mailing lists. They discontinued the Consumer Line complaint handling service.

Mass Mailing/Selling of Names
Removal from Lists
Direct Marketing Association
1111 19th Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

If a national fund raising organization continues to solicit funds after request to remove consumer's name, consumer should contact the Better Business (BBB). The BBB will forward a letter to the fund raising organization and ask it to comply with consumer's request. Local fund raising contacts to consumer may referred to local BBB.

Solicitation of Contributions Through Mail
Fund Raising Organizations
Council of the Better Business Bureaus
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800
Arlingtion, VA 22203
(703) 276-0100

Pornographic or Sexually Explicit Mail:

To stop unwanted mailing of pornographic or sexually explicit mail to a consumer's address, the consumer should request a Postal Service Form 2201 (available at local post office). Filling out this form will keep a consumer's name off mailing list for 5 years; after that time it must be renewed. Thirty days after a consumer's name has been added to the Postal Service Reference List, any mailer who sends the consumer sexually oriented advertisements may be subject to civil and criminal sanctions. (Crime Tip Sheet number 43)

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