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July is Military Consumer Month! This annual initiative highlights the FTC’s collaboration with the Department of Defense’s Office of Financial Readiness, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, and our many other partners in federal and state agencies, consumer advocacy groups, and industry associations. Servicemembers and military families risk their lives and livelihoods to defend our country, yet far too many are targeted with sophisticated frauds and predatory practices.

This year, we’ll focus on frauds proliferating online. Many families rely on social media to stay connected, but scammers weaponize these platforms to target servicemembers and their families. Working with our partners, we shine a light on how these scams can spread, and how families can stay safe online.

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The purpose of this blog and its comments section is to inform readers about Federal Trade Commission activity, and share information to help them avoid, report, and recover from fraud, scams, and bad business practices. Your thoughts, ideas, and concerns are welcome, and we encourage comments. But keep in mind, this is a moderated blog. We review all comments before they are posted, and we won’t post comments that don’t comply with our commenting policy. We expect commenters to treat each other and the blog writers with respect.

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July 20, 2021
Sites like facebook, twitter, and instagram need to be held more accountable. You can report known fraud pages and all you get in reply is that the fraud page does not go against standards. Other sites just don't investigate at all.
July 08, 2021
I think I am being Scammed! I am already on the Do Not Call list and have been for yea
August 03, 2021
I have this incident, met this person in dating app and he describe himself working from US Airforce. First we are exchanging emails and told he bought something for me and will send a package, some of his emails included his photos and also the photos inside the package, learning today the courier is asking me for 33,000 pesos for the taxes. I told the guy that I dont have this amount, however he is asking me to borrow m9ney from friends or need to do something. I begin to doubt his motives. Good thing I dont have that amount... I appreciate this page...