08/04/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/04/2020 19:56
Now that Military Consumer Month has come to a close, it's time to think about how we can support servicemembers all year long. Seven years ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched Military Consumer Protection Day to highlight fraud affecting servicemembers. Since then, the observance has grown into a national, year-round campaign. Militaryconsumer.gov provides servicemembers and their families with resources from partner agencies like Department of Defense (DoD), the FTC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to boost their financial readiness.
The unique demands of military service can amplify financial challenges, leaving servicemembers to fend off fraudsters looking to do them financial harm or deal with the costly consequences of a bad financial decision. The Military Consumer website brings government agencies, consumer advocates, and military support groups together to spotlight free tools, information and resources that help servicemembers and families, and veterans tackle those challenges.
Here are just a few you can use year-round:
While Military Consumer Protection Month is a great time to share consumer protection resources from the campaign's many partners, our efforts don't stop on July 31. Help us spread the word now and throughout the year.
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