If you’re a member of the Armed Forces or part of a military family, you face unique challenges managing your finances and personal information. And when it comes to some consumer issues, like preventing identity theft, you have special rights.
From buying a new or used car, to maintaining it, to trading it in, it’s important to know exactly what you’re paying for, how you can save money, and what your rights are if something goes wrong.
Military families generously support military families in need. Don’t get sucked in by scams that take advantage of your goodwill.
Bad credit has unique implications for military personnel. Take steps to understand how credit products work and how to avoid financial pitfalls.
Education & Training
Learn about your right to place an active duty alert on your credit report, what to do immediately if you suspect identity theft, and how to reduce your risk.
Saving and Investing Money
Do your research before you spend or invest.
If you’re looking for a way to generate cash to make ends meet, a pension advance may pique your interest. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into.
File a Consumer Complaint
Through Consumer Sentinel/Military, the FTC collects complaints from military personnel and their families to share with civil, criminal and military law enforcement. Your complaints help the FTC and the Department of Defense identify and target problems that affect you.
File a complaint if you’ve been a victim of a scam or other dishonest business practices.