Federal Trade Commission Begins Annual Initiative ‘Military Consumer Month’

By  //  July 5, 2021

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scammers weaponize social media to target servicemembers and families

This annual initiative highlights the FTC’s collaboration with the Department of Defense’s Office of Financial Readiness, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, and our many other partners in federal and state agencies, consumer advocacy groups, and industry associations. (FTC image)

(FTC) – This annual initiative highlights the FTC’s collaboration with the Department of Defense’s Office of Financial Readiness, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, and our many other partners in federal and state agencies, consumer advocacy groups, and industry associations.

Service members and military families risk their lives and livelihoods to defend our country, yet far too many are targeted with sophisticated frauds and predatory practices.

This year, we’ll focus on frauds proliferating online. Many families rely on social media to stay connected, but scammers weaponize these platforms to target servicemembers and their families.

Working with our partners, we shine a light on how these scams can spread, and how families can stay safe online.

Sign up for email updates and learn about the latest scams all year round.

Engage with your military and veteran communities and share advice from the FTC, DoD, CFPB, and all the other military consumer partners. Visit MilitaryConsumer.gov to learn more.

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