Consumer Fraud: Definition, Protections & Types


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What type of consumer fraud involves someone obtaining your personal information in order to impersonate you?

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1. Which of the following methods would NOT be effective in protecting against identity theft?

2. Which group(s) is/are the targets for consumer fraud?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet focus on consumer fraud. You'll be tested on your knowledge of the type of consumer fraud where people impersonate another person and methods that do not help protect against consumer fraud.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, you will answer questions about:

  • Groups that are targeted with consumer fraud
  • Information that is obtained during a phone fraud
  • Type of consumer fraud where another people impersonate another person
  • Methods that do not help protect against consumer fraud
  • Definition of skimming

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the definition of skimming
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the information that is obtained during a phone fraud
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on consumer fraud

Additional Learning

Find more information about consumer fraud, you can watch the related lesson titled Consumer Fraud: Definition, Protections & Types. The lesson covers objectives that include:

  • Explain what consumer fraud is and its negative consequences
  • Identify the different types of consumer fraud
  • Understand how a credit rating is affected by consumer fraud
  • Learn about what credit and debit card fraud is and how it can affect people
  • Discuss what hidden fees are and ways to avoid this fraud