Keep your mom scam-free this Mother’s Day

Growing up, my mother gave me her own version of “scam alerts.” She let me know when an offer sounded fishy and told me stories of fraudsters conning people out of their hard-earned money. Maybe your mom did too. This Mother’s Day, why not return the favor by letting mom know about the FTC’s Scam Alerts?

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. But one thing never changes: they hook their scheme to what’s happening in the world, to make it seem more realistic.
This Mother’s Day, help the moms in your life stay a step ahead with the latest information and practical tips from the nation’s consumer protection agency. Our Scam Alerts are quick messages that tell you just what you need to know: what’s the scam and how you can avoid it. There’s information on all shapes and sizes of scams, but the tips are always short and to the point. After all, moms are busy people.
Take a minute this Mother’s Day to show you really care. Tell the moms you know how to sign up for Scam Alerts– and be sure to sign yourself up, too.

by Ari Lazarus
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
MI Asian Staff
Author: MI Asian Staff