Fraud and Scams
Everyone is susceptible to fraud, scams and identity theft. The risk is increased for military personnel, and veterans due to frequent moves, oversea deployments and the transition to civilian life. Fraudsters and scammers use a variety of ways to try and steal your money, but every theft begins with gaining access to your personal financial information. Reduce your risk by employing the three D’s of identity protection: Deter, Detect and Defend.
Servicemembers should be able to accomplish their mission without worrying about illegal or harmful financial practices. The Office of Servicemembers Affairs is here to ensure that military personnel and their families have a voice at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Federal Trade Commission recognizes the unique challenges servicemembers and their families face managing their finances and personal information. Servicemembers are at an increased risk for identity theft because of frequent moves and overseas deployment. Here you will find information to protect your identity.
The Florida Office of the Attorney General designed an identity theft kit to help you through the process of resolving your identity theft case and clearing your name. As soon as you become aware that your identity has been misused, it is important that you keep track of the action you take and retain a record of your progress.
Request an IP PIN for an added layer of protection against identity theft. This 6-digit IP PIN is assigned to eligible taxpayers and helps prevent the misuse of their Social Security number on fraudulent federal income tax returns.
Military One Source is a Department of Defense funded program providing a variety of information on every aspect of military life. Topics include, but are not limited to; deployment, finances, spouse employment, children services and education.