Federal Trade Commission launches annual “Military Consumer Month” initiative

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scammers use social media to target military and families

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

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

Military personnel and military families risk their lives and livelihoods to defend our country, but far too many are the target of sophisticated fraud and predatory practices.

This year, we will focus on the frauds that are proliferating online. Many families rely on social media to stay connected, but scammers use these platforms to target military personnel and their families.

Together with our partners, we’re shining a light on how these scams can spread and how families can stay safe online.

Sign up to receive email updates and find out about the latest scams throughout the year.

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

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