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I am tired of receiving phone calls asking me to apply for a credit card. Is this legal? What can I do?


Card issuers can call you about applying for a credit card, unless you have registered your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry or have notified the particular card issuer to stop calling you. 

You can register your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry by visiting or calling 1-888-382-1222.

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