Unfortunately the three credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion – may be selling your information when a credit inquiry is made. This prompts unwanted solicitations and phone calls. The good news is that you can opt out credit solicitations.
Call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688)
Think of this as the old “Do Not Call” list for credit companies. It’s free and only takes a few minutes do get it done.
You will need to provide your personal information; date of birth, social, phone number, etc., but it’s worth it. Visit the FTC’s Consumer Information site for more information and frequently asked questions.
P.S. You can also opt out of future junk mail and emails while you’re there.
Loan Officer, NMLS # 729612