Don't Fall For It: Scams and How to Spot Them

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Guidance is provided on how to spot scams, tips to protect yourself and how to report a scam. (1-hour course)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize common scams.
  • Report scams to the appropriate agency.
  • Prevent becoming a victim of a scam.

Report Fraud


Video 1: U.S. Postal Inspection Service COVID Scams PSA
Video 2: A Simple Shortchange
Video 3: Millennials Targeted In New Scams Using Fake Checks
Video 4: 8th-Grade Math Teacher Scammed Out of $50,000

Printable Materials

Texas Office of the Attorney General - Consumer Protection Brochure pdf-icon 
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - 10 Things You can Do To Avoid Fraud pdf-icon
Oregon State Attorney General's Office - Six Signs It Is A Scam pdf-icon
A Student’s Guide to Fraud Scams pdf-icon

Helpful Links

BBB Scam Tracker
BBB Tips on COVID-19 (coronavirus)
National Do Not Call Registry
Texas Office of Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division
USPIS Coronavirus Related Scams