In recognition of the National Month of the Military Consumer, Attorney General Pam Bondi is highlighting the office’s most recent efforts to protect military members and veterans from scams. In May, Attorney General Bondi launched a new program to serve the unique consumer protection needs of Florida’s military and veteran communities.
“Although we will never be able to fully thank the men and women of our military and the loved ones who support them, my office will continue to protect them from unscrupulous businesses and individuals here at home,” said Attorney General Bondi. “In recognition of the Month of the Military Consumer, I am encouraging military consumers and their families to visit MyFloridaLegal.com/MVAP to learn more about our new Military and Veterans Assistance Program.”
Attorney General Bondi’s Office created MVAP to help educate service members and veterans on the types of scams that target their communities, what they can do to protect themselves and how they can help protect others by reporting scams and deceptive business practices. Some of the most common scams that fraudsters use against service members, veterans and their families include debit and credit scams, housing-related scams, charity and non-profit scams, false affiliation with the military and benefits-related scams.
If someone from an organization would like to speak with a member of the MVAP team to learn more about the program, please email MVAP@myfloridalegal.com.
Consumers who believe they have been a victim of a scam or other fraudulent activity may file a complaint by calling (866) 9-NO-SCAM or by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com/MVAP.
Attorney General Bondi also encourages service members, veterans and their families to review the office’s Military Consumer Protection Resource Guide.