The FTC will host a “Military Consumer Financial Workshop: Protecting Those Who Protect Our Nation” at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas on July 19, 2017, to examine financial issues and scams that can affect military consumers, including active duty servicemembers in all branches and veterans.
The one-day workshop also will discuss FTC resources available to military consumer advocates and representatives on financial readiness and fraud prevention. The workshop will bring together military consumer advocates, consumer groups, government representatives (local, state, and federal), military legal services and legal clinics (including those at universities), and all service branches and industry representatives.
Topics of discussion will include:
- Auto purchase, financing, and leasing
- Student and other lending, including installment credit practices
- Information security issues
- Financial literacy and capability, including identity theft and financial resources
- Avoiding scams
Panelists interested in participating in this workshop should email any relevant information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Chapman Auditorium, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Preregistration is not required. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. CDT, and the workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT.