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.

Security Freeze Backgrounder

Library: English | Security Freeze BackgrounderQuestions and Answers About Placing, Lifting and Removing a Credit Report Security Freeze
This publication answers common questions about how a credit report security freeze can protect you from ID theft, the pros and cons of a security freeze, and how to place, lift and remove a freeze. (It has been updated to reflect changes implemented on Sept. 21, 2018, under new federal law.) Category: Credit Credit Reports/Scores Fraud/Scams Privacy Rights on Oct 10, 2018

 
Just Say No to Scams

Library: English | Just Say No to ScamsA guide to protecting yourself from liars, cheats and crooks
Scammers cheat unsuspecting consumers out of millions of dollars each year, but there are ways to avoid becoming a scammer’s next victim. This guide will help consumers understand how crooks reel in their prey, recognize and evade scam attempts, and learn about scam prevention and reporting resources. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 25, 2018

 
Just Say No to Scams (Quick Tips)

Library: English | Just Say No to Scams (Quick Tips)Quick tips for protecting yourself from fraud
The Just Say No to Scams “quick tips" sheet provides consumers with the basics of recognizing the signs of a scam, understanding how to protect themselves and knowing where they can learn more. Formatted as a two-sided black-and-white publication, the tip sheet is easy and economical for community educators to print and distribute. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 24, 2018

 
Common Scams: Recognizing and avoiding fraud

Library: English | Common Scams: Recognizing and avoiding fraud
This compendium of widely perpetrated scams provides details about how common scams are carried out, how consumers can avoid them, and where to report different types of scam attempts. It is intended for use with the “Just Say No to Scams” consumer guide. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 23, 2018

 
Just Say No to Scams - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Just Say No to Scams - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities
This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on recognizing and avoiding scams. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 22, 2018

 
Just Say No to Scams - PowerPoint Training Slides

Library: English | Just Say No to Scams - PowerPoint Training Slides
This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Just Say No to Scams'” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that helps to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 21, 2018

 
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

 
 

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