Looking for A Great Hook for Your Identity Theft Lesson?

May 17, 2018
Identity Theft, Audio Resource, Current Events

Hat tip to rock star educator Brian Page for shooting me an email with the subject line HILARIOUS! and suggesting a great hook for an ID theft lesson. 

Here's the set-up for this call-in radio show:

Today Jubal poses as a customer rep from a clothing company and he’s here to tell a girl that a BIG sale is about to happen!! And what’s even better…is she is allowed to be the very FIRST customer…BUT Jubal needs some of her PRIVATE financial information first…Find out if she’s gullible enough to give away all of her information…

It's a 6 minute audio that will leave your students shouting "How could she do this..." at the same time they may also be wondering "would I have fallen for this too?"


  • What sensitive information did the caller convince her to give up? 
  • What tactics did the caller use to persuade her to give up this sensitive information? 
  • Have you ever been in a similar situation? How did you react? 


Interested in keeping your students out of trouble when it comes to ID theft and other scams? Check out the NGPF lesson on the topic here

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

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.