By Carol Kando-Pineda, Federal Trade Commission
Frequent relocation, separation from family and friends along with the stresses of deployment can make military households an attractive target for scam artists. So the Federal Trade Commission teamed up with the Department of Defense, the CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs and Military Saves to sponsor Military Consumer, a campaign to empower the military and veterans communities with tips and tools to be informed consumers. Why? Because information is the first line of defense against fraud.
To promote awareness of consumer issues for the military—and where to get help—Military Consumer also sponsors Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD). Join us for the second annual MCPD on July 16, 2014. Visit Military.ncpw.gov to order free resources from the FTC and more than 35 federal, state and municipal agencies, consumer advocates and military support groups.