Tired of all the phone calls and junk mail trying to sell products and services you don’t want? There are two lists you can sign up for to stop most of the calls and mail. Registration is valid for three years for either list.
To reduce the anount of phone calls you receive from telemarketers, you’ll want to sign up for the CRTC’s National Do Not Call List. However, they can still call if they receive your consent, this could be as simple as entering a contest. There are also some exemptions that can still call:
- Registered charities
- Political parties and candidates
- Opinion polling and market research firms
- General circulation newspapers
To reduce the amount of marketing offers you receive by mail, register for the CMA’s Do Not Contact Service. The Canadian Marketing Association has over 800 corporate members that will honor your request to not receive mail from them. This of course is for addressed mail, not the weekly flyers that are probably clogging your mail box right now.