English Library: Fraud/Scams

Some of the following Consumer Action publications are available in bulk for non-profit or government agencies to distribute for educational purposes. Further info can be found on the How To Order Publications page.

Job Training Programs Quiz

Library: English | Job Training Programs Quiz
Use this game to help teach groups of learners about the pitfalls of for-profit job training programs and the advantages of other options. Category: Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Student Loans on Feb 28, 2018

 
Fake News: Recognizing and stemming misinformation

Library: English | Fake News: Recognizing and stemming misinformation
Thanks to the internet and social media, misinformation travels much faster than it used to, and it can have serious repercussions. This fact sheet will help consumers evaluate the accuracy of what they read or hear, avoid “fake news” and refrain from spreading false stories. Category: Fraud/Scams Internet on Sep 13, 2017

 
Finding the Right Job Training School - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Finding the Right Job Training School - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities
This downloadable packet guides community educators through a three hour presentation on finding the right job training program (also known as “trade” or “vocational” schools). The lesson plan helps prospective students discern which jobs require or recommend vocational training, recognize whether the program is appropriately accredited, learn which questions to ask the school to help identify fraudulent programs, understand the importance of community colleges, and determine their best options for paying for school. The lesson plan, which is designed to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation, also includes learning activities and a class evaluation form. Category: Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Student Loans on Mar 31, 2017

 
Finding the Right Job Training School - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Finding the Right Job Training School - PowerPoint Slides
This downloadable 22-slide PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the seminar lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Student Loans on Mar 29, 2017

 
A Guide to Finding the Right Job Training School

Library: English | A Guide to Finding the Right Job Training School
Job training can be a valuable investment in your future—if the school or program is reputable and fairly priced. This guide is designed to help anyone considering a job training program or vocational school make an informed choice, avoid excessive or unwarranted student loan debt, and know where to turn if they believe they are a victim of for-profit school fraud. Category: Fraud/Scams Military/Veterans Student Loans on Mar 29, 2017

 
Savvy Online Shopping - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Savvy Online Shopping - PowerPoint Slides
The downloadable Savvy Online Shopping PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the lesson plan, adding a visual component that will help engage learners and improve retention. Category: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams Internet Prepaid Cards on Feb 22, 2017

 
Savvy Online Shopping - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Savvy Online Shopping - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities
This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for community educators. It contains a detailed curriculum and classroom activities. Category: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams Internet Prepaid Cards on Feb 22, 2017

 
Questions and Answers about Savvy Online Shopping and Dispute Resolution

Library: English | Questions and Answers about Savvy Online Shopping and Dispute Resolution
Written in Q&A format, this backgrounder answers many questions about savvy online shopping that are not covered in the companion brochures. Category: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams Internet Prepaid Cards on Feb 22, 2017

 
Savvy Online Shopping: How to Resolve a Dispute

Library: English | Savvy Online Shopping: How to Resolve a Dispute
Consumers who shop online sometimes run into problems, from delivery or product issues to billing questions or disputes. This publication explains the steps that online shoppers can take to avoid or resolve these and other problems that might arise. Category: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams Internet Prepaid Cards on Feb 01, 2017

 
Savvy Online Shopping: Tips for Trouble-free Transactions

Library: English | Savvy Online Shopping: Tips for Trouble-free Transactions
Online shopping offers all sorts of benefits, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without potential risks. This publication explains how to reduce hassles by protecting your personal information, making wise choices about where you shop and how you pay, and taking steps to avoid disputes. Category: Consumer Rights Fraud/Scams Internet Prepaid Cards on Feb 01, 2017

 
 

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