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Teach Your Dad About 'Phishing' This Father's Day

To help consumers avoid identity theft, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has developed an electronic Father's Day card with tips about how to spot bogus phishing e-mail messages. Versions of the FTC e-card are in English and in Spanish.

To learn more about phishing, whaling, v-phising and other scams, browse the Scams and Threats section of this blog. Or, take one of these online identity theft quizzes.

If you or a parent have been the victims of identity theft and fraud, you should report it to both local law enforcement and to the FTC. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the secure FTC Complaint Assistant site, 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.


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