In case you forgot to send a Father's Day card, here are some free ones courtesy of the fine folks at the Federal Trade Commission designed to educate him about phishing, which is a leading cause of identity theft on the Internet.
These were sent to me courtesy of Alvaro Puig from the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Consumer and Business Education in Washington , D.C.
Please note that most of the consumer awareness materials from the FTC are available in both English and Espanol.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to let you know about our Father’s Day phishing e-card. This e-card, which is available at www.ftc.gov/dad (and www.ftc.gov/padre in Spanish) gives “Dear Old Dad” some useful tips on how to recognize and avoid phishing emails and protect his personal information. The e-card also links to our newly released “Phishy” videos that are designed to create awareness of phishing in a humorous way.
The FTC and their government agency partners provide a lot of free educational resources about fraud, phishing and financial misdeeds on the Internet at OnGuardOnline.gov. A lot of these presentations are visual and great tools to learn, or spread the word!
In the war against fraud, there is no more powerful tool than communication. The reason for this is that no matter how good a scam is -- human beings are less likely to fall for it if they are aware of the consequences.