Pork Chop Hill Road, Screaming Eagle Boulevard, Hell on Wheels Avenue, or my former home on Patton Drive. If those street names sound familiar, chances are you’re a servicemember, a veteran, or part of a military family. July is the Month of the Military Consumer and the FTC has resources to help keep members of the military fiscally fit and scam savvy – and a tip for businesses that do business with military consumers.
Military.consumer.gov has information servicemembers can use at every stage of their career. Whether they’re reporting to their first duty station, preparing for a transfer, dealing with deployment, or transitioning to civilian life, the advice on Military.consumer.gov can help them manage their finances and keep their guard up against con artists and identity thieves.
There’s more in store for the Month of the Military Consumer:
- Meet us at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas on July 19, 2017 for Military Consumer Financial Workshop: Protecting Those Who Protect Our Nation. Among the service-centric topics: car buying, student loans and other lending practices, debt collection, and financial literacy. (FTC staff will live tweet the event using the hashtag #MilFinancialWorkshop.)
- Watch for dates and times of upcoming @Milconsumer Twitter chats.
- Follow us on our new Military Consumer Facebook page.
Here’s a special salute from FTC Acting Chairman Ohlhausen to servicemembers, their families, and members of our FTC family who have served their country in uniform.
How can your business make “We support our troops” more than just a slogan? Honor their service by honoring their rights as consumers.