Trigger Leads and How to Opt-Out

Have you noticed an increased number of unsolicited calls, text messages, and emails from other lenders right after you have applied for a mortgage or car loan? It is not a result of Pickens Savings & Loan selling your information to other lenders. Your personal information is never sold or shared by Pickens Savings & Loan. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personal information. The increased unsolicited communication is likely coming from “trigger leads.”

What are Trigger Leads?

When Pickens Savings & Loan pulls your credit report as part of a loan application, that action is recorded by the credit bureaus and signals that you are interested in obtaining a loan. The credit bureaus then sell your information as a “trigger lead” to other lenders who will then reach out to you with different offers.

Can You Opt-Out of Trigger Leads?

Yes. You do have the option to opt-out of trigger leads to reduce the number of unsolicited communications that you receive.

  • Visit and sign up to stop the credit bureaus from selling your information as trigger leads. This is the official Consumer Credit Reporting Industry website that allows consumers to opt-out of receiving pre-approved and unsolicited offers.
  • Call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT or 1-888-567-8688
  • Register your name and phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry at or call 1-888-382-1222 from each phone number you wish to protect.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your lending officer. We are here to help!

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