Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
July 12, 2016
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Attorney General Bondi Recognizes First National Military Consumer Protection Month


TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi is recognizing the country’s first annual Military Consumer Protection Month with tips online and her 2016 Military Consumer Protection Guide. Military Consumer Protection Day launched in 2013 as a way to raise awareness about identity theft scams targeting service members. Now the entire month of July is dedicated to protecting the brave Americans who risk their lives to protect us.

“It’s an absolute honor that nearly 100,000 active and reserve members of the Armed Forces and more than 1.5 million veterans live in Florida, and as a state, we will do everything we can to ensure these brave Americans are protected from scams and deceptive business practices,” said Attorney General Bondi.

This month especially, Attorney General Bondi is urging military members, veterans and their families to be cautious of scams through a joint initiative with state, federal and nonprofit agencies. The goal of Military Consumer Protection Month is to empower active and retired service members, military families and veterans by educating the public about scams that target military members and steps to take to avoid these scams.

Attorney General Bondi’s Military Consumer Protection Guide is full of information and tips about predatory lending practices, identity theft, debt collection, foreclosure fraud and more. Additional tips will be offered online later this month as part of Attorney General Bondi’s Twitter campaign to bring tips directly to military members, veterans and their families.

Consumers can follow the campaign at Twitter.com/AGPamBondi. Any consumer who believes they have been a victim of a scam or other fraudulent activity should file a complaint by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM or by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.