An Ohio man recently reached his tipping point when it came to extended auto warranty scams. Unfortunately, the airing of his grievance ended with him looking at a possible 4 years in prison for making terrorist threats.
Unfortunately, there is no federal Do Not Mail Registry (but momentum for one may be growing). There is, however, a service set up by the Direct Marketing Association called DMA Choice. It allows you to set preferences for types of direct mail (what some call junk mail) you wish to receive or not receive.
Register to stop receiving pre-appreoved credit card offers in the mail for up to 5 years at www.optoutprescreen.com, or by calling 1-888-5-OPTOUT (567-8688). This is a service offered by the credit bureaus.
If you continue to receive unwanted calls from telemarketers, ask them to remove your number from the list they are using. Politely inform them that you are not interested. If they persist, hang up.
Never give personal information to an unknown telemarketer.
Don't threaten to burn anything down or kill anyone.