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The Federal Trade Commission, along with more than 30 public and private sector organizations, are collaborating to provide military consumers with free resources about managing their money, avoiding scams, and dealing with identity theft in celebration of the second annual Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD) on July 16. 

MCPD is part of Military Consumer, a year-round campaign hosted by the FTC, the Department of Defense, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Military Saves, and other consumer advocacy and military support organizations to empower and engage servicemembers, veterans and their families with information related to pocketbook issues. 

The centerpiece of MCPD is a town hall/Twitter chat at 2:00 p.m. EST, July 16. To join the conversation, which is focused on identity theft and credit-related issues, submit questions using the hashtag #MCPD2014. Visit Military Consumer to learn more about the ongoing campaign, subscribe to the blog, and more.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

Contact Information

Media Contact:

Cheryl Warner
Office of Public Affairs

Staff Contacts:

Colleen Tressler
Bureau of Consumer Protection

Lisa Lake
Bureau of Consumer Protection