Treat Dad To Phish & Tips For Fathers Day

Dad may always be ready to share his wisdom and advice with you, but this Father’s Day the Federal Trade Commission has information you can share with him. A Father’s Day e-card, available from the FTC in English and Spanish at and, offers dads advice on keeping their personal information secure.

phishWhen Internet fraudsters go “phishing,” they send spam or pop-up messages asking for personal information such as credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security numbers, or passwords. Often, they pose as a trusted source like a bank, an Internet Service Provider, or a government agency. The e-card shares tips to “school” dads on how not to get “hooked,” along with wishes for a “fintastic” Father’s Day!

The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them.

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