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Getting marketing calls is exhausting. Getting unwanted marketing calls and mail for someone who has passed can be even more stressful. Here’s how to stop these types of marketing calls and emails.
The Deceased Do Not Contact (DDNC) List is a list that is used by companies and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of knowing who to contact and who not to contact with their marketing efforts. By adding the name of a deceased individual to this list, companies know to remove that name, address, email, and phone number from their marketing records. If you’re trying to find out how to stop mail for a deceased person, this is the form to fill out.
The DDNC list is released to organizations every month. The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) estimates that it typically takes around 3 months for marketing attempts to stop once someone has been added to the DDNC.
You will need to provide the following information regarding the deceased:
In addition to information about the deceased, you will need to provide the following information about yourself:
Anyone can add a deceased person to the DDNC; you do not have to be an executor or another legal authority to add a deceased person’s information to the DDNC.
Signing up for the DDNC is easy and will only take a few minutes. Here are the steps to do so:
After you submit the form, it may take a few months for the marketing attempts to stop.