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Money Smarts for Kids

Apr 11, 2023

In this episode, we discuss scams and fraud and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. 


  • Hannah Reyes
  • Gabriel Nagel


  • Matthew Layden, sophomore at Regis Jesuit High School
  • Krish Vipani, junior at Northfield High School
  • Oliver Deines, junior at Northfield High School


Here are some helfpul links in case you find yourself (or a loved one) being scammed. 

  • Better Business Bureau - the BBB Scam Tracker is a free tool anyone can use to report suspected scams. Your reports warn others so they can avoid similar cons.

  • Federal Trade Commission - whether you think or know it's a scam, tell the FTC. The FTC and its law enforcement partners enforce a variety of laws. Your report makes a difference and can help law enforcement spot problems. Start your report now

  • Internet Crime Complaint Center - if you believe you have fallen victim to a cyber crime, file a complaint or report. Your information helps the FBI and its partners bring cyber criminals to justice. Get educated abou the latest and most harmful cyber threats and scams. By doing so, you will be better able to protect yourself and your family. 

::  At Young Americans Center for Financial Education, our goal is that youth grow up knowing how to earn, make, and manage their money wisely, regardless of background. We teach money smarts for kids, and money skills for life. Learn more at  ::