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"Protecting your money" campaign

Students design a poster or brochure to tell consumers what to do if their ATM, debit, or credit card or card number is lost or stolen.

Topic

Protect (Managing risk, Preventing fraud and identity theft), Borrow (Managing credit)

Subject

CTE (Career and technical education), English or language arts, Fine arts and performing arts, Social studies or history

Grade Level

High school (9-10), High school (11-12)

Duration

45-60 minutes

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Big idea

A lost or stolen ATM, debit, or credit card or card number can result in unauthorized uses — which is a form of stealing. 

Essential questions

  • How can I protect my cards and account information?
  • What should I do if my ATM, debit, or credit card or card number has been lost or stolen?  

Objectives

  • Review essential information and tips about what to do if an ATM, debit, or credit card or card number is lost or stolen
  • Create a poster or brochure on this topic

What students will do

  • Review information on government websites about what to do when an ATM, debit, or credit card or card number is lost or stolen.
  • Create a poster or brochure with tips on what consumers can do if their ATM, debit, or credit card or card number is lost or stolen. 

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Teacher guide

cfpb_building_block_activities_protecting-your-money-campaign_guide.pdf

Student materials

cfpb_building_block_activities_protecting-your-money-campaign_worksheet.pdf

 

Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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