The Federal Trade Commission partners with local, state, and federal agencies every July to promote awareness into the consumer issues faced by service-members. Service-members, like all consumers, are potential targets for fraudsters. Some scams are more likely to target military families because they may relocate frequently. The FTC strives to eliminate such scams through enforcement and education.

This year, Lone Star Legal Aid joins the FTC in educational posts as well as targeted outreach events. Stay tuned to our social channels for event announcements and blogs related to consumer issues faced by service-members.

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org