Scams and the Military: The Top 10 Most Risky (from the Council of Better Business Bureaus)

Scams and the Military: The Top 10 Most Risky

Military families and veterans have long been recognized as being at increased risk of being targeted by scammers. The steady paychecks and relative youth of active-duty military personnel may make them particularly vulnerable. Our BBB Scam Tracker scam reporting tool gives us up-to-the-minute information on trends […]

July is designated as National Military Consumer Protection Month!

July is designated as National Military Consumer Protection Month!

Make each day of this Military Consumer Protection Month a step forward on your path to being a smarter and safer consumer by exploring the resources below:

Military Consumer is a joint initiative by federal and state agencies, consumer advocates, and military support groups from […]

CFPB: Our First Financial Literacy Report to Congress

Our first financial literacy report to Congress

The CFPB posted the following announcement last week.

Today, we’re publishing our first financial literacy report to Congress. It discusses our approach to financial literacy and the work we’ve done to help consumers make better informed choices about their personal finances and achieve financial goals.

As Director […]

Military Consumer Protection Day July 17

Military Consumer Protection Day July 17

Government agencies and organizations will mark the first Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD) on July 17 and kick off a year-round campaign to empower military and veterans’ communities with resources to deal with managing money, protecting personal information, and avoiding scams.

The FTC, Department of Defense, Consumer Financial Protection […]

4th Annual Fraud Awareness Fair – Sacramento/Yolo

4th Annual Sacramento/Yolo Fraud Awareness Fair July 13, 2011 10:00 am – 3:00 pm W. Sacramento City Hall 1110 W. Capital Avenue West Sacramento, CA

Flyer: Sacramento/Yolo Fraud Awareness Fair 2011 (Adobe PDF)

Presented by Jeff Reisig, District Attorney for Yolo County

Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud:

ID Theft Credit […]