Sunday, April 18, 2010
A DOJ Press Release announces the new website StopFraud.gov. It comes out of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. DOJ describes it as, "a one-stop shop for the American people to learn how to protect themselves from fraud and to report it wherever - and however - it occurs. It will also serve as a hub of information about the task force’s work."
One finds on this website, a running list of news releases from DOJ that describe some of the criminal activities out there. It has clear tabs giving guidance on how to protect oneself from fraud and how to report fraud. It does exactly what is needed to meet the new generation of students by providing a tab with multimedia links that can help with education on identity theft, dealing with debt collectors, scams, and foreclosure scams.
This is first class website and should be recognized by everyone as a step forward in educating against fraud.
What needs to happen now is that middle school and high schools teachers need to look at this website and incorporate it into their lesson plans so that students can avoid being victims of fraud.