Resources and Articles

Direct Data Services is a third-party direct mail provider supplying mailing services for legitimate businesses. We do realize however, that not all businesses are as ethical and to help seniors and other consumers avoid unethical business practices, unsolicited mailings and scams, we offer the following resources.

Remove Yourself from Direct Mail or Call Lists

DMA Choice
DMAchoice™ is an online tool developed by the Direct Marketing Association to help you manage your mail and opt-out from different types of direct mail. The DMA Mail Preference Service lets you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial mail from many national companies for five years. Your registration on this site will not stop mail from organizations that do not use the DMA’s Mail Preference Service.
https://www.dmachoice.org/

National Do Not Mail List
http://www.directmail.com/mail_preference/

Do Not Call Registry
https://www.donotcall.gov/

Report Fraudulent Business Activity
Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission prevents business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers. To report an unfair business practice write to the address listed below or use their online Complaint Assistant site.


       Federal Trade Commission
       Consumer Response Center
       Room 130
       600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
       Washington, D.C. 20580


Federal Trade Commission Complaint Assistant
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/?OrgCode=SCAMDET#crnt&panel1-1

Tips for Fraud Prevention
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
A respected national organization helping people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging.
https://www.ncoa.org/economic-security/money-management/scams-security/top-10-scams-targeting-seniors/

FBI — Senior Fraud
Providing tips on how to protect you and your family from fraud.
https://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/seniors

Stop Senior Scams
Helping senior adults avoid scams.
http://www.stopseniorscams.org/

StopFraud.gov
The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force maintains a wide list of resources and information dedicated to helping find and report suspected cases of financial fraud.
http://www.stopfraud.gov/about-links.html

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