Mom has given out lots of good advice over the years. On Mother’s Day, let her know you’re looking out for her, too. Send her a musical e-card with tips from the Federal Trade Commission on keeping personal information secure. The free card, available in English and Spanish at www.ftc.gov/mom and www.ftc.gov/madre, reminds moms to:
- safeguard their Social Security numbers;
- 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.
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 1,500 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 Mother’s Day)