How to Opt-Out

I no longer receive stacks of credit card offers each week because I've
opted out of pre-approved offers.  I'm
down to three companies that I'm willing to work with in the world of
credit:  NFCU, USAA, and Pentagon Federal Credit Union.  (I'm sure that
there are other reputable banks and credit unions, but these three meet
all my needs right now.)

If you are still receiving unwanted solicitations from companies, opting-out is easy!  Just call 1-888-5-OPTOUT
(1-888-567-8688) and work through the telephone system to prevent the credit bureaus from providing your information to companies without your specific permission.

In addition to making your mailbox less full, this is a small step towards keeping your identity secure.  One way that identity thiefs can get your information is through the mail in your mailbox, or they can apply for cards in your name.

Take a few minutes today to opt-out of pre-approved credit offers.

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About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • LMT

    I did this a couple of years ago and was SO very thankful that I did. Thanks for the reminder and I hope more people will opt in to opt out.
    As often as we move, you have to know that mail offers will continue to get sent your old address, in your name. This is a great way to keep that from happening. Anything you can do to secure your information, is worth your time.

  • That’s an excellent point, LMT. I hadn’t really considered that aspect of it!

  • I would like to opt out of any more e-mails,thank you,.