Attorney General Moody's Week In Review
July is National Military Consumer Protection Month, a time to remind our service members and veterans that the Florida Attorney General’s Office is here to offer assistance. So, this week we released our 2020 Military Consumer Protection Resource Guide.
It is my hope that this guide will help protect military members and our great veterans against scammers trying to exploit their bravery and sacrifice.
The guide is filled with information about common scams targeting military members and their families, and it can help you avoid military-related scams. To view the guide, click here.
Florida’s 1.5 million veterans and 90,000 active and reserve members of the Armed Forces are also able to receive help through my office’s Military and Veterans Assistance Program. We have a designated team of attorneys and investigators dedicated to quickly review complaints submitted by service members and veterans to ensure all military members are protected from unscrupulous business practices and fraudsters. To learn more about MVAP, click here.
Anyone who believes they are a victim of a scam or other fraudulent activity should contact my office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.
Our military members risk their lives to protect our safety and freedom, and Florida is one of the most military-friendly states in the country. I am dedicating resources in my office to protect our patriots as we work together to create a stronger, safer Florida.
Attorney General Moody Honors Seniors vs. Crime Volunteers Going Above and Beyond Fighting Senior Scams
Attorney General Ashley Moody is recognizing five outstanding volunteers as Super Senior Sleuths for contributions made to stopping scams against older Floridians. Attorney General Moody is honoring Seniors vs. Crime volunteers for the second year in a row. This year, due to COVID-19, Attorney General Moody is presenting the awards virtually.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “I am overjoyed to be honoring these individuals for the work that they do to protect older Floridians. It is wonderful to see seniors using their golden years to give back to the community and fight for justice. I only wish I was able to honor them in person. After hearing about the extraordinary work they do in their communities, I know that all Floridians will agree, Florida’s seniors have a great team standing guard against fraud.” More.
Attorney General Moody Names 2019-2020 Seniors vs. Crime Advocate of the Year
Attorney General Ashley Moody named Jean Sporrier the 2019-2020 Advocate of the Year for exceptional work through the Seniors vs. Crime program. Seniors vs. Crime is a special project under the Attorney General’s Office involving hundreds of volunteers across Florida aiding victims of senior-targeted crime.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “I am pleased to name Jean Sporrier this year’s Seniors vs. Crime Advocate of the Year. Jean has dedicated countless hours towards helping seniors combat fraud and did not hesitate to step up in a call to serve as office manager of her Seniors vs. Crime office when her predecessor resigned unexpectedly. I want to thank Jean, our nominees and all our great volunteers who help us fight fraud and protect Florida’s great seniors.” More.
Attorney General Moody wishes all Americans a happy and safe Independence Day weekend.
“On this Independence Day, let us all take a moment to honor the foundation America was built upon: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. May we never lose sight of the pillars of this great nation.”