Send the FTCs Musical E-card
Mom has gone out of her way for you over the years. On Mother’s Day, let her know you’re doing the same for her. Send her a musical e-card with tips from the Federal Trade Commission on keeping her 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;
- be cautious and check out offers that come via telephone or e-mail; and
- report fraud to the FTC.
The FTC works for the consumer 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, click: http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.shtm or call 1-877-382-4357. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related 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. For free information on a variety of consumer topics, click http://ftc.gov/bcp/consumer.shtm.(FYI Mother’s Day