Video: Three Brain Games Videos Demonstrate Why We Fall for Scams
Here's a few Brain Games videos that I watched over the weekend that can help students uncover scams:
Con Artist Handbook
The Scam Illusion
- Have you ever fallen for a scam?
- What techniques do these scam artists use in these videos to con people?
- Which of the three scams do you think you would most likely have fallen for?
- What lessons can you learn from these videos so that you are not conned?
Create A Financial Scam Guidebook is a great activity where students research common financial scams and develop strategies on how to avoid them.
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Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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