Flowers, candy – and a musical e-card from the Federal Trade Commission? This Mother’s Day give mom something she can really use: an e-card with tips from the FTC on keeping her personal information secure. The e-card, available in English and Spanish at [no longer available], reminds moms to:
- Safeguard their Social Security number;
- Check their bills and bank statements carefully;
- 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 [no longer available] and in Spanish at [no longer available]. 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 thousands of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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