NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Consumer Protection Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of consumer protection. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
Business Bureau (Canada and the US)
- The web site for the well known BBBs.
- Full text versions of hundreds of US federal consumer publications.
- Full text of approximately 150 consumer publications on a wide range of
categories from the US Bureau of Consumer Protection.
with Internet Abuses and Hazards (Hoaxes, Viruses, Personal Risks, and Spam)
- This CLN page has links to information on the perils and problems associated
with the Internet.
- This web site for the long running CBC consumer affairs program provides
information on how to shop wisely, use your products safely, and get a good
deal. Included are fact sheets, product warnings and recalls.
Fraud Information Center
- At this National Consumers League site, you can read Internet Fraud Watch
daily reports (including their archives), report telemarketing fraud and suspicious
Internet activity, learn how to protect yourself and your personal financial
information, and connect with other agencies on the Internet.
Institute for Consumer Education: Mini Lessons
- There are over a dozen lesson plans at this site in five categories: Credit,
Financial Management, Children and Money, Cars and Housing, and Fraud and
Schemes, Chain Letters, and Ponzi Schemes
- A document from "The Skeptic's Dictionary" explaining how these scams work.
- This on-line version of the CBC Consumer TV series has information on a
wide range of topics of interest to consumers (for example, crime, sports,
States Postal Inspection Service
- Consumer fraud information under such topics as sweepstakes and lotteries,
personal finance-related schemes, employment schemes, telephone solicitations,
and other consumer frauds.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Consumer Protection. For other resources in Business Education (e.g., curricular content, lesson plans, and theme pages), click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.