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Giving advice about consumer protection


Students put their developing understanding of fraud and identity theft to use as they play the role of a consumer affairs advice columnist responding to letters from readers.

Big idea

Fraud and identity theft hurt millions of Americans every year.

Essential questions

  • How can I avoid fraud and protect my own financial identity?
  • How do I report identity theft and fraud?


  • Understand different types of fraud and identity theft
  • Discover how to report fraud and identity theft

What students will do

  • Assume the role of a consumer affairs advice columnist.
  • Write advice to people who are victims of fraud or identity theft.

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Student materials


Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.