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The Federal Trade Commission and its federal, state, and local partners are launching Military Consumer Month 2021, a month-long education effort that provides targeted resources for military communities on how to avoid scams and fraud.

Throughout the month, the FTC will highlight how to spot the signs of a scam, recover from identity theft, and use some of the special legal protections given to servicemembers. The FTC will also be focusing on how to stay safe online, an issue that has taken on increased importance as much of daily life moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FTC encourages people to support the military and veteran communities by subscribing to Military Consumer’s email updates at www.militaryconsumer.gov, sharing its social media posts on Twitter or Facebook, and joining one of the Military Consumer Month activities.

The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition and protect and educate consumers. Learn more about consumer topics at consumer.ftc.gov, or report fraud, scams, and bad business practices at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Follow the FTC on social media, read consumer alerts and the business blog, and sign up to get the latest FTC news and alerts.

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