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Employment Scams

Finding a job can be difficult given the economic times, particularly if you move often, as many military families do. In this podcast, FTC attorney Carol Kando-Pineda shows you how to recognize scams that promise to find you a job, but take your. …
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Avoiding Online Scams

From “opportunity of a lifetime” scams to emails promising financial riches in exchange for “small favors,” scammers will try anything to con you out of money. In this podcast, you’ll learn how to spot and steer. …
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Avoiding Vacation Scams

In this podcast you’ll learn how to tell when a travel deal is too good to be true, and where to look for legitimate vacation bargains.. …
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Foreclosure Rescue Scams

If you’re having trouble making your mortgage payments, beware of scammers who promise to help you keep your home. In this podcast, FTC attorney Carol Kando-Pineda talks about foreclosure rescue scams and how they target people at their most. …
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Avoiding Health Product Scams

Miracle cures and “no sweat” body-toning devices are two common scams that target people at their most vulnerable. In this podcast, you’ll learn how to recognize and steer clear of deceptive healthcare claims.. …
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Business Opportunity and Work-at-Home Scams

Make money in your bathrobe! Earn $100,000 a year in your spare time! Sound too good to be true? Well, it is. In this podcast, FTC attorney Carol Kando-Pineda talks about scams that promise you’ll make money, but end up costing you. …
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Learn the Warning Signs of ‘Military Scams

Your military friend or family member serves our country with integrity and honor. Unfortunately, there are scammers out there who try to take advantage of that service to cheat them and you. You can help protect your service member against military scams by learning the warning signs of schemes that target those in the military community.

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Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Red Flags and Real Help

In this podcast, FTC Attorney Carol Kando-Pineda talks about the warning signs of foreclosure rescue scams and tells you where to find legitimate help if you’ve fallen behind on your mortgage payments.. …
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Keep a Sharp Eye Out for Identity Theft and Scams

Millions of people each year fall victim to identity theft or military scams of some kind. If you fall prey, it can cost you money, time and lots of stress. It happens when you let your guard down. Safeguard your Social Security number, military ID and other sensitive data. See how.

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Protecting Your Finances – The Essentials

Millions of people fall victim to identity theft or financial scams each year, costing them money, time and aggravation. Don’t be one of them. Learn ways to protect your personal, military and financial data, and reduce your chances of getting swindled and slowing you down as you build financial security.

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Military Relief Organizations and Emergency Financial Help

If you’re having serious financial problems, your service relief organization may be able to help. Army Emergency Relief, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the Air Force Aid Society are here to help you weather financial emergencies.

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Earn, Spend, Protect, Borrow, Save and Invest

During Military Consumer Month, and whenever you sit down to work on your financial goals, think through how you can maximize what you earn, spend wisely, protect your assets and be a savvy borrower, saver and investor.

General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

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An Explanation of Education Advancement Exams

You’ve been tested before and have the determination it takes to study hard and be prepared. Doing so on education advancement exams, which assess your skills, can help you earn your degree faster. Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, or DANTES, offers free or discounted tests for military members.

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Making Tax Filing Simple

T-A-X-E-S. It’s that time of the year again, and if there’s good news to be had, it’s that you have access to special assistance as a member of the military community in getting your taxes in order.

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Make a Plan to Stay in Touch With Your Service Member

Communicating with friends and family is very important for service members; a phone call or care package can help them feel connected, boost spirits and improve focus. However, whether your service member is in boot camp, stationed far away or serving in a combat zone, it can be tough to get ahold of them sometimes.

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Other Legal Issues – The Essentials

Preparing a will or filing adoption papers aren’t the only occasions where you’ll need the help of an attorney. Legal assistance is useful in a variety of situations, from reviewing leasing agreements to designing a family care plan.