Military Consumer Protection Day 2014

Knowledge is Power

MCFPD-headMilitary families often have a lot of factors that make them targets for scammers, with frequent moves, relative youth, and a steady paycheck among them. Thankfully, there are people looking out for those who serve and their families, and they have teamed up for Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD).

A joint effort created by the Department of Defense, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, and Military Saves, MCPD assists active duty and retired service members, veterans, and their families become more savvy consumers. It follows the belief that “knowledge is power” by providing a wealth of information at the Military Consumer website,, including a blog, a large section on financial and consumer education, and list of groups and state agencies that can help families with consumer and financial issues.

For 2014, the focus is on credit issues and identity theft—two topics we have covered before, such as how to read a credit report and ways you might be able to reduce the chance for ID theft. There will also be a live Twitter chat on July 16 using the hashtag #MCPD2014, and several states are having special events.

To find out more, visit the Military Consumer website at, or check out their blog.


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