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Rutledge Marks Military Consumer Protection Day


July 15, 2015

FORT SMITH – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today marked Military Consumer Protection Day at Fort Chaffee by holding her third Rutledge Roundtable with military and veteran leaders to discuss the unique challenges faced by veterans and active duty servicemen and women and how the Attorney General’s Office can better serve them.

As a part of the new Military and Veterans Initiative at the Attorney General’s Office, Rutledge is holding Roundtables in all nine Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs regions. Last week, she hosted a Roundtable in Region 1 at Fort Roots in North Little Rock. Today’s Roundtable at Fort Chaffee is in Region 6.

“Today is a good reminder of the commitment of our military servicemen and women, veterans and their families,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “It is important for me to spend Military Consumer Protection Day visiting with military and veteran stakeholders at Fort Chaffee, a 66,000-acre training facility for the United States Army and Arkansas National Guard. It is no secret that service members and their families face unique challenges and stresses. Scam artists are skilled at knowing exactly how to exploit these weaknesses, which is why we are working to educate our military members, veterans and their families about services provided by the Attorney General’s Office.”

Arkansas military service members, veterans and families can file consumer complaints with the Attorney General’s Office on ArkansasAG.gov or by calling (800) 482-8982.

Military Consumer Protection Day is a partnership between attorneys general from across the country, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, and many more organizations. Military Consumer Protection Day is an initiative to empower active duty and retired service members, veterans and families and help them defend against fraud and make better-informed decisions when managing money.

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