| Consumer Financial Protection Bureau |
After a lifetime of living and working with service members, I know that the young men and women who volunteer to serve this nation are a resourceful group. Self-reliance, tenacity and a single-minded focus on mission accomplishment are all characteristics that make our service members highly effective in training and in combat. Unfortunately, these same traits can leave our service members vulnerable to deceptive and unfair business practices when they try to tackle consumer financial problems by themselves.
Today, the first Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD), we’re joining 26 other federal, state government, and non-profit organizations – including the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission and Military Saves – to highlight free consumer protection resources for military members. So, listen up, service members! Our latest blog contains four ways you can help strengthen your consumer defenses.
Read the blog: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/blog/your-first-line-of-consumer-defense/