How Do You Get AA/Citi to STOP soliciting you for their CC?

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  1. Art234
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    I have been inundated with credit card offers from AA/Citibank over the past few years. I get about 2-3 letters PER WEEK offering me their cards, which I do not want.

    I have tried calling both AAdvantage AND Citibank to be removed from their list, and both promise to do so, but the volume of offers actually increases. Does anyone know who to contact to make it stop once and for all???

    Thank you!
     
  2. milchap
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    I once sent back a sollication letter....marked DECEASED.....the sollicitations stopped.... :D
     
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    What really drives me crazy about these offers I keep getting is they won't let me use them anyway. All the AA cards are useless until they get rid of the "NEW CARDHOLDERS ONLY" policy. C'mon Citi either stop sending me the promos or let me take advantage of them.:confused:
     
  5. Grace
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    That just works for companies you don't have a relationship with. If you have an AA number, AA can still send you offers for its credit card.

    I get one at least monthly.
     
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    Wow, didn't realize that...
     
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    Well unless AA begins to honor the wishes of its members, I see trouble ahead. At one point they were making inquiries on my credit score monthly....I had to stop that by blocking them.
     
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    There is a US site that puts you on a Federal Do Not call list. That works, but you need to list yourself and anybody else in your household by each name in which you are receiving unwanted solicitations:
    Here it is for telephone calls: https://www.donotcall.gov/
    For mail it is done by the Direct marketing Association, to which almost all credit card issuers belong:
    http://www.directmail.com/directory/mail_preference/Default.aspx
     
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    There is slight good news. If you do not solicit the credit, the unsolicited inquiries do not count against your credit score. Nobody counts it against you that you are receiving promotional offers.
     
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    I like the idea of returning the solicitations with the deceased message. I'm just curious, will that screw up your credit report or background check info in anyway? I'd hate to have a background check for work purposes delayed for conflicting data.
     
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    It certainly could do so. I was executor on my father's estate, and it was amazing how fast "word" got around, even though we didn't formally notify the credit reporting agencies.
     
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    From a couple of unsolicited insurance and credit card offers I received yesterday:

    PRESCREEN & OPT-OUT NOTICE

    This "prescreened" offer of ... is based on information in your credit report indicating that you meet certain criteria. ... If you do not want to receive prescreened offers of ... from this and other companies, call toll-free at 1-888-5OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688); or write: (Equifax/Experian/Transunion addresses omitted due to laziness)
     
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    Just ran across this article today, it has a link to the Federal Opt Out Prescreen website.
     
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    Before I was a Capitol One convert, they used to send several solicitations a week. I could hardly keep them all shredded. I would call and they would promise to take me off the mailing list. They never would. So I wrote a letter to the CEO and that stopped it immediately.
     

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