The FTC hosted 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 discussed FTC resources available to military consumer advocates and representatives on financial readiness and fraud prevention. The workshop brought 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 included:
- Auto purchase, financing, and leasing
- Student and other lending, including installment credit practices
- Debt collection
- 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 was free and open to the public, took place at Chapman Auditorium, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas 78212.