Privacy, Identity & Online Security

Scammers Target Businesses with Fake Emails

A favorite trick for rip-off artists is to pretend to represent a trust-worthy and respected organization. Today – and we mean that literally -- we’re hearing from businesses that have received email exploiting the good name of the Federal Trade Commission. We don’t want you to lose money or valuable information to a scam artist sending a phony message claiming you’re a target of the FTC.

Make Computer Security One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Exercise more. Floss daily. Remember anniversary this year. Something’s missing… computer security! Your list of resolutions isn’t complete until you add “update my security software” and “protect my passwords” to the mix. Don’t worry, it’s not time consuming. Protecting yourself from scammers, hackers, and identity thieves is definitely something you’ll want to do this year.

Kids' Online Privacy: The Next Generation

It’s no secret that kids take to the Internet like — hmm, ducks to water.

It’s also no secret that parents are concerned about their kids’ privacy online.

Welcome to the FTC’s Home for Consumer Information

Looking for consumer resources from the FTC? They're at consumer.ftc.gov, a new URL for information from the nation's consumer protection agency.

6 Timely Tips for Using Apps with Kids

Snuffing Undisclosed History Sniffing

FTC Combats Tech Support Scams

Are You Up to The Challenge?

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