This year, instead of giving your mother something she doesn’t need for Mother’s Day, you can give her something she can really use. A new Mother’s Day e-card that’s sent with love from you and FTC.gov will let moms know how to keep their personal information secure. The musical e-cards, available in English and Spanish at www.ftc.gov/mom and www.ftc.gov/madre, thank moms for all they’ve done to keep us safe and secure and remind them to:
- Safeguard their Social Security number;
- Read their bills and bank statements;
- Exercise doubt and check out offers that come via telephone or e-mail; and
- Report fraud to the FTC.
Copies of the e-card are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/mom and http://www.ftc.gov/madre. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish (bilingual counselors are available to take complaints), or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at http://www.ftc.gov. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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