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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:
July 15, 2020
Every day, millions of people who have lost their jobs are making difficult choices about how to pay their bills. As the Coronavirus continues to spread, scammers are taking advantage of people’s heightened economic anxiety. Their latest ploy is posing as representatives from utility companies to dupe people out of their cash and personal information by convincing them their utilities will be shut off if they don’t pay.