Saga junk mail

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Found 18th Jun
Saga have been bombarding me with junk mail for 15+ years and I'm not 50 yet. Its done my nut and nothing I can do to stop it until now. My plan is to use the GDPR. The right to be forgotten. What are my chances? Going to Google and contact them with a view to be wiped off the saga list forever. They are prolific junk mailers that's for sure! Anyone had any luck with GDPR with any company yet?
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Interesting cause Saga have not contacted me to request permission to continue to spam me. I will join you in an ICO complaint at some point I suspect
Be patient, you'll be 50 soon enough and then their mail will be relevant.


or...


CAB advice

Contact Royal MailYou can tell Royal Mail to stop to delivering junk mail to your address.

You need to download this form from the royal mail website (pdf). Fill it in and send it to the address on the form.

Royal Mail will send you a copy of the form if you can’t print it yourself. You can phone, email, or write to them:

Royal Mail Door to Door opt out
Freepost ROYAL MAIL CUSTOMER SERVICES

Phone: 0345 266 0858
optout@royalmail.com

You'll stop getting unaddressed junk mail within 6 weeks.

Register with the ‘Your Choice’ schemeRegistering with the Direct Marketing Association’s ‘Your Choice’ scheme will help reduce the amount of marketing junk mail you get.

Contact DMA and ask them to send you an opt out form.

Direct Marketing Association
DMA House
70 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8SS

Telephone: 020 7291 3300
yourchoice@dma.org.uk

You’ll start getting less junk mail in about 12 weeks.

Register with the Mailing Preference ServiceRegister with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) - this will stop advertising material that’s addressed to you personally.

You can register online at the MPS website, or you can contact them by phone or email.

Mailing Preference Service020 7291 3310
mps@dma.org.uk


You can’t register if you have a PO box or business address, or if you live in Ireland.

You should start to notice a difference soon after registering - it can take up to 4 months for the service to be fully effective.

Stop charity marketing mailYou can contact the Fundraising Preference Service if you want to stop getting marketing mail from a charity registered in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. They'll tell them to remove your contact details within 28 days. The best way to do this is to register on their website. You can register over the phone if you prefer.

Fundraising Preference Service

Telephone: 0300 3033 157

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday, 9am to midday

Calls to this number can cost up to 10p a minute from a landline, or between 3p and 40p a minute from a mobile (your phone supplier can tell you how much you'll pay).

You'll need to have your contact details and the charity name or registration number to hand.

You can contact the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel if you want to stop getting marketing mail from a charity registered in Scotland. You can get more information on their website.

Contact your electoral registration officeYou can search for your local electoral registration office on GOV.UK.

Ask them to take your details off the ‘open register’ - this is a list of people and addresses that can be bought and used for sending junk mail.

You can choose for your details not to be added to the edited electoral register when you fill out an electoral registration form. Tick the box that says “opt out” of the open register.


Contact the sender directlyIf you want to stop getting mail from a particular sender, contact them directly. Include:

  • your full name and address
  • the date
  • this sentence: “Please stop processing my personal data for direct marketing purposes in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.”
  • a reasonable date that you want the organisation to stop sending you mail - a month from when you send the letter is reasonable
Return to senderIf you get junk mail with a return address on the envelope, you should:

Write “unsolicited mail, return to sender” on the envelope.Post it - you don’t have to pay.This won’t guarantee that you won’t get any more junk mail, but it’s a way of letting the company know that you don’t want any more mail.

How to avoid junk mailIn future, you should check any forms that you fill in for tickboxes that say something like “I give permission for third parties to contact me” or “I give you permission to contact me”. Ticking (or unticking) the boxes will prevent you from getting junk mail from that company.

If you give your contact details over the phone make sure you tell them not to send you marketing mail or give your details to anyone else.
^^^ What Dave said ^^^
If what you are receiving is not addressed to you or any persons living at your address then it doesn't fall under GDPR.
It's all addressed to me. Cruse and holiday stuff. Insurance. Ect
wayners7 m ago

It's all addressed to me. Cruse and holiday stuff. Insurance. Ect


Have you tried writing on the envelope not known at address and reposting them.
kester763 h, 3 m ago

Have you tried writing on the envelope not known at address and reposting …Have you tried writing on the envelope not known at address and reposting them.


Yes. Also some years ago they wrote to ask if I wanted to keep receiving mail and tick the boxes I was interested in. Filled in and wrote. No! Stop sending me mail. Phoned them to. Nothing stopped it coming. Think it started when I helped old folks next door switch car insurance and I run a price comparison in my name and address but their age. My own fault but didn't expect weekly junk mail that I can't stop.
Edited by: "wayners" 18th Jun
kester763 h, 50 m ago

Have you tried writing on the envelope not known at address and reposting …Have you tried writing on the envelope not known at address and reposting them.


No. Not tried that. Have put the lot in A4 and posted back with attached letter saying don't post anymore. Apparently I'm not the only one getting saga mail. I'll try not known at this address as a plan b after GDPR
Edited by: "wayners" 18th Jun
wayners13 h, 34 m ago

Yes. Also some years ago they wrote to ask if I wanted to keep receiving …Yes. Also some years ago they wrote to ask if I wanted to keep receiving mail and tick the boxes I was interested in. Filled in and wrote. No! Stop sending me mail. Phoned them to. Nothing stopped it coming. Think it started when I helped old folks next door switch car insurance and I run a price comparison in my name and address but their age. My own fault but didn't expect weekly junk mail that I can't stop.


Mail them some bricks using their returns address with a note to stop sending you mail. Works for me every time
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