Florida's AG launches consumer protection initiative to protect vets, military from scams

Posted at 5:02 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 17:02:25-04

Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi launched a new consumer protection program on Wednesday to help protect veterans and active service members from scams. 

The Military and Veterans Assistance Program(MVAP) will help stop deceptive business practices affecting military service members and veterans.

Bondi said her office feels scams within the military community are under reported.

"Florida has more than 90,000 active duty and reserve military members and more than 1.5 million veterans," said Attorney General Bondi.

"To them men and women who have put on a uniform to protect our country, we will continue to do everything we can to protect you from these scammers," she said.

Bondi's office will team up with veteran organizations to help spread awareness. 

They plan to let inform the military community about scams, how to not fall for them and how to file complaints. 

Some of the top military scams include: charity scams, imposter scams, credit and housing scams as well. 

For more information on the new program click here.