The FTC is reprising their cute and cuddly Mother’s Day e-card. The e-card isn’t just pretty flowers and cute butterflies; the FTC also has four suggestions to stay fraud-free all year long:
Safeguard your Social Security number
Keep your card in a safe place at home – not in your wallet or purse.
Read your bills and bank statements
Keep your eye out for charges you didn’t authorize.
Exercise doubt, and check it out
If you have any doubts about a caller or e-mailer, find the company’s phone number and call its fraud or security department.
Report fraud to the FTC
Use the FTC’s Consumer Complaint Form.
Aww, the flowers and butterflies almost make us forget we’re learning. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER
FTC Mother’s Day Card [FTC]