Celebrate Military Consumer Protection Day!

The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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. 

Share information about avoiding scams, investing wisely, managing money and credit, dealing with debt and fighting identity theft. Hand out publications to clients or distribute at events. Download the content to use in your newsletter, website or social media networks. Want to host an information fair, a “protect your identity” day or a shred event for your community? The outreach toolkit can give you tips on planning and promotion. The FTC may even be able to help connect you with partners in your area. For more information, contact the FTC’s Colleen Tressler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..