Scams

Each year, millions of consumers lose their money, their trust, their privacy and, in some cases, their safety to scammers. This module is designed to educate and empower consumers to recognize and avoid all types of scams, whether perpetrated online, by phone or mail, or in person.

 

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Just Say No to Scams

Just Say No to Scams

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.

Just Say No to Scams (Quick Tips)

Just Say No to Scams (Quick Tips)

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.

Common Scams: Recognizing and avoiding fraud

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.

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

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.

Just Say No to Scams - PowerPoint Training Slides

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.

 

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