BBB Serving the Heart of Texas fight against scams during Military Consumer Protection Month

 BBB Serving the Heart of Texas fight against scams during Military Consumer Protection Month

Military Consumer Protection Month, recognized every July since 2013, is an opportunity for consumer awareness, enforcement and advocacy groups, such as Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to focus on the impact of fraudulent or malicious business practices on the military community. Despite the sacrifices members of the U.S. armed forces and their families make each day, the military community is a constant target for scammers and businesses employing unethical practices.

According to the FTC, the military community (active-duty service members, veterans, their families and reservists) have lost more than $566 million to fraud from 2017-present, with the majority, $60.8 million, to government impostor scams. The FTC remains…

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