ERIC Number: ED178800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Frauds and Deceptions: A Learning Module.
Waddell, Fred E.; And Others
This manual is designed to assist helping professionals responsible for developing consumer education programs for older adults on the topic of consumer fraud and deception. In a modular presentation format, the materials address the following areas of concern: (1) types of frauds and deceptions such as money schemes, mail order fraud, door-to-door sales, medical quacks, phony official investigators, and home improvement/repair rackets; (2) points to remember to prevent defrauding; and (3) alternatives for obtaining legal assistance, if needed. Workshop guidelines, a program checklist, a facilitator's guide, and references are also provided. (HLM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.