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August 07, 2020
Those mysterious seeds from China have been in the headlines, but we’re also hearing about other stuff that people are getting that looks connected to the seed mystery. There could be a few things going on, so let’s start unraveling the Great Unwanted Goods Mystery of 2020.
August 03, 2020
Military Consumer Month is over and 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.
July 31, 2020
We’re at the end of July – and Military Consumer Month is just about finished. But the work goes on. Find us all year long at MilitaryConsumer.gov, and check back often for more resources to share with your networks and help them steer clear of scams. Learn more about how to avoid scams: https://youtu.be/HrzN1e1qgLc
July 20, 2020
You may have seen reports of the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard. Dozens of sailors fled the burning ship and lost all their possessions. When a distressing event like this happens, many folks look for ways to help. But you also want to make sure your money gets to the people you want to help. In this case, scammers are making that more difficult. Officials at Naval Base Coronado have sounded the alarm about fake crowdfunding pages trying to take advantage of the crisis. Here are some tips to help you donate wisely: