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Giving advice about consumer protection

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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?

Objectives

  • Understand different types of fraud and identity theft

  • Discover how to report identity theft and fraud

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.