Standard 9 – Fraud and Identity Theft

Standard 9. The student will identify and explain consumer fraud and identify theft.

  1. Describe unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent business practices (e.g., pyramid schemes, bait and switch, and phishing).
  2. Describe ways to recognize and avoid identity theft (e.g., review monthly financial statements and annual credit reports; and protect personal information and online passwords).
  3. Describe methods to correct problems arising from identity theft and fraudulent business practices (e.g., contact national credit bureaus and local/state law enforcement agencies).

Online Curriculum and Lesson Plans

Making $en$e: Financial Success for Oklahoma Students – Oklahoma State Department of Education | view now

  • Module 6.1: Beware! Consumer Fraud
  • Module 2.3: Beware! Identity Theft

It Just Adds Up lessons | view now

  • Lesson 17 – Protecting Your Identity

Council for Economic Education Lessons

Financial Fitness for Life, Bringing Home the Gold, (9-12) Teacher Guide

  • Lesson 18 – Consumer Credit Protection
  • Lesson 19 – Scams and Schemes

Online Resources

Expanded Activities

  • Fakechecks.org
    Fraud Test | view now
    Fraud Videos | view now
  • Fraud Prevention | view now
  • Fraud Alerts and Fraud Freezes - Metacafe | view now
  • Deter, Detect and Defend – Identity Theft – FTC | view now