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Are you in the military and want to report a scam? Visit the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Military site. It’s confidential, easy to use, and available 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

You can order free bookmarks to put in your barracks,...

If you’re a veteran over 65 — or related to one, you are a target for a particularly ugly type of scam that involves “poaching” your pension. Unscrupulous “advisers” — attorneys, financial planners, and insurance agents — are trying to sell you...

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....

Servicemembers who deploy can place an active duty alert on their credit reports to help minimize their risk of identity theft.

An active duty alert on a credit report means businesses have to take extra steps before granting credit in...

Many legitimate charities are soliciting donations to support the nation’s military veterans as well as the families of active-duty personnel. And despite tough economic times, people reportedly are responding generously to these requests. But...

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