Avoiding Identity Theft

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Every year, millions of people become the victims of identity theft, and repairing the damage is costly in terms of time, money and peace of mind. The best way to avoid being a victim is to be aware of the dangers and proactive about protecting your identity and finances. Taking these steps is a great place to start.

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Via militaryonesource:

Join us for the Federal Trade Commission Twitter chat/town hall today at 2 p.m. EDT to discuss military consumer protection. Several agencies and organizations will be available online to answer your questions about identity theft, credit and your rights. Join in using #MCPD2014!

Via militaryonesource:

Join us for the Federal Trade Commission Twitter chat/town hall today at 2 p.m. EDT to discuss military consumer protection. Several agencies and organizations will be available online to answer your questions about identity theft, credit and your rights. Join in using #MCPD2014!

5 Things You Should Know About the Military Consumer Campaign | DoDLive

Via militaryonesource:

Today’s service members and their families must be extra vigilant in guarding against scams and predatory lending practices. With separation from family and friends, frequent relocations, the stresses of deployment and a steady paycheck, scam artists are often quick to target our community.

NY Mets Tickets for Vets – 7/28

City & State has partnered with the New York Mets to offer complimentary tickets to veterans and active service members in New York for the July 28 game at Citi Field against the Phillies.

Via vettogethers:

Hey New York vets! Gonzalo Duran has a July service project going for his VetTogether. Join the charge on July 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. For details and to sign up to help: http://on.fb.me/1k8x9RF

Via vettogethers:

Hey New York vets! Gonzalo Duran has a July service project going for his VetTogether. Join the charge on July 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. For details and to sign up to help: http://on.fb.me/1k8x9RF

How to Recognize and Avoid Scams Targeted to Military Families

Via usagov:

Soldiers, sailors and airmen are an appealing target for scammers for several reasons. Many servicemembers are young and making major financial decisions for the first time. They receive a steady paycheck, plus reenlistment bonuses and deployment pay.

In addition, military families move frequently and do not know which sellers to avoid. Scam artists know that military personnel are required to keep their finances in good shape and may be more likely to pay a fake debt to keep their finances in good standing.

You can take steps to protect yourself and your finances:

  • Be wary of sellers or “investment professionals” that use their connection to the military to make a sale. This could be a fraud in disguise.
  • Protect yourself from identity theft by changing your mailing address when you are restationed.
  • Contact the credit reporting agencies to place an active duty alert on your accounts. This limits the ability of ID thieves to apply for credit while a servicemember is deployed.
  • Know your rights. The Servicemember Civil Relief Act extends consumer rights to service personnel; there is added protection from default judgments as well as the ability to cancel contracts and leases.

Learn more about all different kinds of scams and frauds so you can protect yourself.

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