Beware! Consumer Fraud


Students learn about consumer fraud.

Teaching Objectives:

  • Identify different kinds of consumer fraud.
  • Recognize how to prevent being victimized by consumer fraud.
  • Determine what steps to take if victimized by consumer fraud.

Standard 9: The student will identify and explain consumer fraud and identity
theft.

Suggested Grade Level

6th – 12th Grade

Lesson Excerpt:

Consumers receive offers almost every day that sound too good to be true. Most of those offers used to come through the mail or by telephone; but today, they also come through email and the Internet. Scam artists have no national boundaries and may, in fact, be located in other countries but “doing business” in the United States.

Regardless of where they are or how they contact us, they have one goal in mind: to get our money! No matter how hard we work for our money, there is always someone willing to take it away from us without giving anything in return.

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