|July 16, 2018
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi is recognizing Military Consumer Protection Month with tips for active-duty military, veterans and their families. This year’s Military Consumer Protection Month is dedicated to raising awareness about scams targeting or harming those who serve our country. Floridians generously donate to military and veterans’ charities. However, not all charities are legitimate. Some solicit donations by falsely promising to provide services to our military and veterans.
“I am honored that so many members of our Armed Forces and military veterans call Florida home. As a state, we need to do everything in our power to protect those who risk so much to protect us,” said Attorney General Bondi. “Last year we launched our Military and Veterans Assistance Program to provide additional resources to our brave service members, veterans and their families, and we will continue to do everything we can to make Florida the best state for our military heroes.”
In recognition of the 2018 Military Consumer Protection Month, Attorney General Bondi is circulating her Military Consumer Protection Guide. The guide identifies some of the most common types of scams used to target military members. It also provides tips to help avoid, identify and report these scams.
Florida is home to more than 90,000 active duty and reserve military members and an estimated 1.5 million veterans. As part of Military Consumer Protection Month, Attorney General Bondi will be reaching out directly to these heroes via Twitter with tips for avoiding scams and free resources for service members and veterans.
The weeklong Twitter campaign can be followed at Twitter.com/AGPamBondi.
Any service member, veteran or military family member who encounters a scam should reach out directly to the Florida Attorney General’s Office through the Military Veterans Assistance Program. Attorney General Bondi launched MVAP in 2017 to directly assist military members and veterans. MVAP can be accessed at MyFloridaLegal.com/MVAP.
Any other consumers who believe they have been a victim of a scam or other fraudulent activity should file a complaint by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.