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.
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.