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How to get off all those mailing lists

Dottie works hard to protect her privacy. Yet she finds she's constantly being put on different marketers' mailing lists?

She'd like to know: How does this happen and what can she do about it?

How it happens is that any time we do business with a publisher, media company, retailer or anyone else who knows where we live, that company puts us on its mailing list.

ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions

Such lists are then bought and sold by other companies.

In fact, "list brokers" are out there to facilitate such transactions, hawking lists that help marketers zero in on precisely the consumers they're trying to find.

What can you do? Check out today's Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

 

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