A Twist on Mother's Day E-Cards
Don't know what to get Mom for Mother's Day? Well the Federal Trade Commission has an idea: a special electronic greeting card with "something she can really use...tips from the FTC on keeping her personal information secure."
This is the second year the agency is offering the card, which comes with soft, sweet piano music, fluttery butterflies and greeting-card poetry before getting to the tips: Protect your Social Security number, read your bills and bank statements, exercise doubt and report fraud.
The e-card is part of an agency effort to both enlighten consumers and have fun. The FTC has also developed a bunch of online games providing safety tips about Internet auctions, spyware, identity theft and other topics, some of which I've written about before.
Meanwhile, if you want to plan ahead-for Father's Day--don't overlook the agency's e-card for Dad, this one warning about phishing.
P.S. As a mom myself, I'll also offer this advice: You may want to give your mom more than just this e-card. (Girls, are you listening? Flowers or chocolate will be just fine!)
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