Thank you and your family members for the sacrifices you have made to protect our freedoms and keep our nation safe. It is an honor to serve the 73,000 active members of the Armed Forces and more than 1.5 million veterans who call the State of Florida their home.
My Consumer Protection Division works every day to protect Florida consumers from businesses and individuals that engage in unfair methods of competition or deceptive and unfair practices. Unfortunately, we often see these methods used to specifically target members of our active duty and veteran communities.
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.
We continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our active duty, reserve members, and veterans of the Armed Forces are protected from unscrupulous businesses and individuals, but we cannot do it alone. WE NEED YOUR HELP.
If you are aware of a scam targeting our service members or veterans, or you have been affected by a scam or deceptive business practice, please file a complaint with my office by clicking the link below or by calling my consumer protection division directly at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226).