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The Three D's of Identity Theft

Students are introduced to various options for deterring and detecting identity theft. They then play a game about identity protection. They choose ways to protect their identity then face random events where their identity will either remain safe or be stolen. They learn that 100% identity protection is not possible and ways to defend themselves if identity theft occurs.

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The Making Personal Finance Decisions curriculum teaches valuable personal finance lessons grounded in economic theory. The curriculum is divided into 10 themed units, with each unit containing two lessons. The twenty individual lessons employ a variety of teaching strategies designed to engage students in the learning process and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed personal finance decisions. The Three D’s of Identity Theft is lesson 10A of Unit Ten: Protecting.

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Audience:   High School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Personal Finance
Resource Types:   Lessons, PowerPoint
Concepts:   Decision-Making, Fraud, Incentives, Opportunity Cost, Risk