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Mindful of the fact that Ovid has suffered identity theft, and more than once, at that, and that it’s incredibly easy for someone to get a credit card in your name, I was happy to hear from a friend that you can have your name removed from the pre-approved credit card application database, so to speak. In the U.S., all you need to do is call +1 (888) 5-OPT-OUT, provide some information (including your Social Security number–yikes!), and that’s it. Given that it requires your SSN, I wasn’t sure about it, but a quick Googling yielded [this FTC page] legitimizing the number. And it has links to get me off of direct mail and direct email lists, too. Sweet!

You should [visit the FTC page][this FTC page] right now and get off those lists, too.

[ ]: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-stop-junk-mail “How To Stop Junk Mail”

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