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5/17/12 BR – What group of people is currently the largest victim of Identity theft?. Today : What are some common scams or Schemes? . To Do:. Break into 7 groups Get a scam or scheme Read and discuss. Be prepared to explain your scam to the class. Complete the chart. On your own.

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5 17 12 br what group of people is currently the largest victim of identity theft

5/17/12BR – What group of people is currently the largest victim of Identity theft?

Today: What are some common scams or Schemes?


To do
To Do:

  • Break into 7 groups

  • Get a scam or scheme

  • Read and discuss. Be prepared to explain your scam to the class.

  • Complete the chart


On your own
On your own..

  • Complete the chart as the class discusses scams & schemes..


To do scam quiz exit slip
To Do: Scam Quiz – Exit Slip

Number 1-8

Listen & read then decide what the scam is.


5 17 12 br what group of people is currently the largest victim of identity theft
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5 17 12 br what group of people is currently the largest victim of identity theft
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5 17 12 br what group of people is currently the largest victim of identity theft
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5 17 12 br what group of people is currently the largest victim of identity theft
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5 17 12 br what group of people is currently the largest victim of identity theft
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5 17 12 br what group of people is currently the largest victim of identity theft
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5 17 12 br what group of people is currently the largest victim of identity theft
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5 17 12 br what group of people is currently the largest victim of identity theft
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Steps to reduce the chance of identity theft
Steps to Reduce the Chance of Identity Theft

  • Sign your Credit or debit cards as soon as they arrive. Consider writing “see I.D.” on the back.

  • Carry your cards in a safe place separately from your wallet

  • Keep a record of your account numbers, their expiration dates, and the phone numbers of each company in a safe place.


Steps to reduce the chance of identity theft1
Steps to Reduce the Chance of Identity Theft

4. Keep an eye on your card during a transaction

5. Save receipts to compare with billing statements

6. Open your bills when they come. Check the statements on line regulalry


Steps to reduce the chance of identity theft2
Steps to Reduce the Chance of Identity Theft

7. Report Questionable charges immediately

8. Don’t lend your cards to anyone

9. Don’t leave cards or receipts lying around.

10. Never sign a blank receipt. Draw lines through blank spaces.


Steps to reduce the chance of identity theft3
Steps to Reduce the Chance of Identity Theft

11. Never give your account number out over the phone or in an email.

12. If you lose your cards report it immediately.

13. Destroy unwanted credit offers you get in the mail.

14. Destroy old documents (5 years)