With the graduation season in full swing, and students preparing to take on their new role as adults in the marketplace, the FTC has a series of tips to help them become smarter consumers.
In How to Be the Class Value-dictorian, the Federal Trade Commission offers graduates advice on everything from managing their credit to avoiding scams to using social networking sites wisely.
To read the alert, go to: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt153.pdf.
The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.
(FYI tips for grads)