ANNAPOLIS - Sen. Alex X. Mooney, R-Frederick/Washington, wants his constituents to know how to deal with unwanted telemarketing calls.
Consumers can put their names on the central "do not call" list by writing to the Telephone Preference Service, c/o Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 9014, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9014.
The letter should contain your name, address, ZIP code and phone number with area code, he said. Consumers may also request that their information not be sold. The Web site for the association is www.the-dma.org.
Consumers also can prevent their credit history from being shared by calling 1-888-5-OPT-OUT. That will take your name off lists for calls and junk mail from financial institutions.