After the Equifax data breach that compromised the personal information of 150 million Americans across the country, law enforcement has been focusing on how better to protected consumers, as well as educate them on how to identify “deceptive” and possible fraudulent practices.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody says her office is ready to review any consumer complaint, in particularly those that target veterans.
Moody’s office says that it’s Military and Veterans Assistance Program (MVAP) was specifically “created to help educate military members and veterans on the types of scams that target their communities.”
In all, there are some 1.5 million veterans living in Florida, and 73,000 active military members.
“The Military and Veterans Assistance Program (“MVAP”) was created to help educate military 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. In addition, members of the MVAP team work directly with military servicemembers and veterans who have been targeted, or their representatives, to help resolve their consumer protection related issues or find other outside assistance if necessary.”
Equifax has settled on paying out $700 million for the breach.