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Avoiding Fraud (QC)

Subject Area: Ethics & Religious Culture

BRIEF OVERVIEW

This lesson will guide students in detecting and avoiding fraud and preventing identity theft.

LEARNING AREAS

Ethics and religious culture/reflecting on ethical issues: analyzing a situation from an ethical perspective and evaluating options or possible actions

EXPECTED RESULT(S)

Guiding students to recognize fraud and react appropriately to it

EXPLANATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSE

– Analyzing a fraudulent situation
– Sharing of students’ perspectives on that situation
– Reflecting on possible actions to counter the fraud

EXECUTION

Scenario
In the form of questions:
– Do you know people who have been the victims of fraud?
– Do you know how to recognize fraud?
– Do you know the different types of fraud?

Activity
– Display the image of a fraudulent e-mail on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) and, as a group, try to find clues indicating the scam behind that e-mail
– Display the image of the fraudulent e-mail on the IWB with the tips to show the students various elements they should notice to avoid fraud

(This information comes from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) webpages on how to recognize fraud: https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/financial-toolkit/fraud/fraud-1.html).

Enrichment
– Watch the video on debit and credit card fraud on the FCAC webpages (https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/financial-toolkit/fraud/fraud-1/8.html) to learn about the types of fraud, what scammers do and how people can protect themselves.

Review
– Remind students of the many forms of daily financial fraud and the ways to prevent them.
– It could be interesting to visit the fraud and identity theft pages of the Autorité des marchés financiers website (https://www.lautorite.qc.ca/en/avoid-fraud-theft.html) and those of banks such as Scotiabank (http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,9518,00.html), CIBC (https://www.cibc.com/en/privacy-security.html) and the National Bank (https://www.nbc.ca/en/abcs-of-security/steps-taken.html).

CLASS MANAGEMENT

Classwork : ______X_______ Individual work: ____________ Teamwork: ____________
Other: ______________________

REQUIRED MATERIALS

IWB (or projector), fraudulent e-mail image and tips

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