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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.

Better Business Bureau (Canada and the US)
The web site for the well known BBBs.

Consumer Information Center
Full text versions of hundreds of US federal consumer publications.

Consumer Protection
Full text of approximately 150 consumer publications on a wide range of categories from the US Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Dealing 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.

National 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.

National 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 Scams.

Pyramid Schemes, Chain Letters, and Ponzi Schemes
A document from "The Skeptic's Dictionary" explaining how these scams work.

Street Cents
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, entertainment, phone).

United 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.

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