TOPEKA –(July 16, 2014) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today marked Military Consumer Protection Day by joining in a nationwide effort to protect service members, veterans and their families from scams and rip-offs.
“Too often, crooks and scam artists target service personnel and military families,” Schmidt said. “We encourage Kansans in our military families and communities to use the resources available through our new partnership with the Federal Trade Commission to protect themselves and to ask our office for help when they have been ripped off.”
Military Consumer Protection Day, which is July 16, is recognized annually by the Federal Trade Commission and a network of more than 40 federal, state and municipal agencies, including the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. The Kansas Consumer Protection Act provides enhanced penalties for scammers who prey on military members, veterans or families of deployed military personnel, a provision added to the law at Schmidt’s urging when he served in the Kansas Senate.
More information for Kansas military consumers is available on the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org/military.