Fraud has become easier to commit with the advances in technology. Innovative criminals are finding new ways to deceive people into paying for services that don’t exist or giving up their rights in some other way.
Respond to the following:
- Choose a type of fraud that interests you. Briefly summarize it for the class in your own words and give an example that is not in your textbook.
- Identity theft is a concern for all citizens. Have you or anyone you know been the victim of identity theft? If so, briefly describe the situation: how was it discovered, how was it resolved, etc. If not, use the Internet to locate a news story about identity theft and briefly describe it for the class.
- What advice would you give to young people obtaining a credit card for the first time on how to protect their identity?