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Reporting fraud or identity theft to authorities


Students match fraud and identity theft crime descriptions with appropriate action steps to take in the event of a real-life crime.

Big idea

Fraud and identity theft hurt millions of Americans every year.

Essential questions

  • What can I learn from other people’s experiences to better protect my financial identity?

  • How do I report fraud and identity theft?


  • Understand types of fraud and identity theft

  • Become familiar with how to report identity theft and identity fraud

What students will do

  • Analyze identity theft and fraud scenarios.

  • Research action steps fraud and identity theft victims should take to address or report their experience.

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Teacher guide

Reporting fraud or identity theft to the authorities (guide)

Student materials

Reporting fraud or identity theft to the authorities (worksheet)

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

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