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Welcome to Financial Frontlines

The Department of Financial Services understands the unique financial challenges that our military community faces each day. Financial Frontlines provides information and resources to help active duty servicemembers, their families and veterans fight financial fraud and debt. Financial Frontlines provides valuable financial information about identity theft, credit scoring, budgeting, predatory lending and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. View our testimonial videos to learn some valuable savings tips from local servicemembers who have successfully navigated financial challenges and the techniques they used to reach their financial goals.

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Equifax data breach consumer information Equifax Data Breach

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three major reporting agencies, announced that it experienced a cybersecurity breach that exposed the personal and financial data of approximately 143 million consumers.

Learn more about the data breach and how to protect yourself.

Scammers Target the Veterans Choice Program Phone Line Scammers Target the Veterans Choice Program Phone Line

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) warns veterans about a fraudulent phone line that emulates the Veterans Choice Program’s (VCP) line. The fake phone number, 1-800-606-8198, is very similar to the correct phone number, 1-866-606-8198, which allows veterans to check their eligibility and ask questions about the program. The fake phone line offers callers a $100 rebate if the caller provides a credit card number. It does not state that the caller has reached the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or
the VCP phone line.

If you are unsure you have reached the correct phone line, hang up and dial 1-866-606-8198. The phone line will state that you have reached the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information, view the Veterans Choice Program fact sheet.

New Navy Financial Literacy App New Navy Financial Literacy App

The Navy recently released a new, free mobile financial literacy application to help active duty and reserve servicemembers and their families strengthen and create a strong financial foundation. The application covers a wide range of topics such as: credit, budgeting, home buying, moving, as well as how to navigate survivor benefits, insurance and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Information is also available about the Blended Retirement System (BRS) that goes into effect in 2018. The Navy Financial Literacy application is available for free download from the iTunes and Google Play online stores. To find the application, search “Navy Financial Literacy’ in the app store on in your web browser. For more information please visit, www.navy.mil.

Military Student Loan Debt Help Tackling Your Student Loan Debt

If you are a servicemember with student loans - federal or private - and face obstacles accessing financial protections granted to you, view the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s tip sheet Tackling Your Student Loan Debt to take command of your debt.

Resource Guide

Financial Frontlines Resource Guide Review our Resource Guide for in depth information on credit and debt, credit score, predatory lending, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and more.

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