The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) collects complaints of financial scams and submits those complaints to law enforcement. The FTC’s Consumer Sentinel/Military Network is specifically concerned with financial scams in the military community. Although the FTC does not assist in resolving individual disputes, the complaints are used to spot patterns and to warn others in the military community. If you would like to report a financial scam or learn more about protecting yourself from scams, visit www.ftc.gov/sentinel/military/index.shtml.
The FTC also offers important information on how to avoid and report identity theft at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt02.pdf.