Presentation on theme: "Bell Ringer Brandon wrote a check for $28.29 a pair of shoes that caused him to overdraw at the bank. Assuming the bank charged him $25 for the 'bounced'"— Presentation transcript:
1Bell RingerBrandon wrote a check for $28.29 a pair of shoes that caused him to overdraw at the bank. Assuming the bank charged him $25 for the 'bounced' check and the merchant charged him $30, how much did he pay in total for the shoes?
3Agenda Bell Ringer / Announcements Introduce Chapter 6 Before You Begin is on pageDave Ramsey Parts 1 & 2Notes are on pagesIdentity Theft Activity
4Chapter 6: Credit Bureaus and Collection Practices Overview In this chapter, Dave shows how a FICO score is computed and the myth about building your credit score. He outlines a systematic plan to deal with creditors and explains the Fair Debt Collections Practice Act in detail.
5Learning Outcomes Evaluate the myth of building your credit score Describe precautions that will protect you from identity theftExplain how to correct inaccuracies on a credit reportBecome familiar with the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and parameters regulating collectors:
6Key Terms for Chapter 6 Bankruptcy Credit Bureau Credit Report Disposable IncomeFFDCPA**FFCRA**FICO ScoreFraudGarnishmentNecessitiesPro Rata** = Definitions are found in book as we watch Dave Ramsey
7Chapter 6 Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Dave Ramsey Parts 1 & 2Identity TheftTuesdayCredit Score ScenariosWednesdayFinish Identity TheftOnline Fraud ActivityThursdayFridayOnline Fraud ActivityMondayDave Ramsey Parts 3 & 4TuesdayDave Ramsey Parts 5 & 6WednesdayPro Rata Debt PlanChapter 6 Vocabulary QuizChapter 6 Money in ReviewThursdayChapter 6 Test
8Review Questions What is your credit score/FICO score? What are the 5 components of the FICO Score?What are the names of the three credit bureaus?Approximately how many hours does it take to clean up identity theft?
10Understanding Credit Directions: On the Impact on Credit column, place either a +, --, or no impact, to represent positive, negative, and no impact respectively. As the instructor goes over the answers, use the Narrative column to take notes on why each behavior impacted Amy’s credit.Amy’s StoryMeet Amy. She just graduated from college with a degree in nursing and is about to start her career. While Amy isn’t a real person, the way she uses her credit is a good example of how our actions affect our credit scores.During college, Amy had a student credit card with at $500 limit. She managed her credit well, charging items like books and living expenses, but she always made her payments at the end of each month. But now, Amy is faced with many more challenges as she searches for a job, looks for an apartment, and furnishes her place. The choices and temptations are great as Amy begins this exciting phase of her life! Let’s see how she does over a two-year period.
13Review Questions What is the best way to pay debt? Collectors are trained _____________ or __________________.The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) of 1977 prohibits collector’s calls between what hours?
14FICO ScoreFair Isaac Corporation, which developed a score-based rating system that many companies used to measure an individual’s credit risk.Five Components of the FICO Score:35% Debt History30% Debt Levels15% Time in Debt10% New Debt10% Type of Debt
16FICO Ranges Excellent - This represents the best score range and best financing terms. Very Good - Qualifies a person for favorable financing. Average - A score in this range will usually qualify for most loans. Fair - May still qualify, but will pay higher interest. Poor - Will have trouble obtaining a loan.
17ScenarioMark is a professional athlete, who makes $360,000 per year. He has 12 open accounts. Three of these are mortgages for his houses. A year and a half ago, he had a late payment on one of those mortgages. The others have all been paid on time. Four of his open accounts are car leases which have all been paid on time. The other 5 accounts are credit cards. He made two late payments on one of those cards within the past 6 months, but he has paid the others on time. All of the cards carry a balance of more than 50% of the limit.
18Scenario AnswerMark: He has never had any repossessions or collections. He has established credit history, but his high credit card balances and late payments have pulled down his score.
19Identity FraudLindsay Mattison, a college student, was on “The Price is Right” game show and won a “Hattaras Roman Arc Hammock,” which retails for about $800. Since Lindsay didn’t really need a hammock for her dorm room, she decided to sell it online for $300. Lindsay posted an ad, and a con-artist sent her an response offering to buy the item at full price. Lindsay was leaving the country the following day and needed to speed up the process. The thief’s colleague agreed to send the check by overnight courier to a shipping service he was familiar with and would pick up the item at Lindsay’s home. To save time, the buyer sent Lindsay one check to pay for the hammock and shipping, plus an extra $50 for her troubles. The next day, Lindsay received a package containing a $3,000 check. After sending the check, the thief asked Lindsay to wire $2,600 out of the country to the shipper in Apakpa Cotonou, Republic of Benin (an African nation bordering Nigeria). Lindsay thought it was very weird that someone would pay $2,600 to ship a $350 item, so she called her mother for advice. Her mother immediately recognized the scam and contacted the police department. Turns out the check was fraudulent and did not belong to the company listed on the check. If Lindsay had cashed the check and shipped the item, she would have been out the item, cost of shipping, and $3,000 which the bank would have taken from Lindsay for bouncing a check. TIP: If you advertise a product or service in a local newspaper or magazine, it is likely the ad is also available on the internet, which is worldwide. Local, national and international thieves commonly use “For Sale” ads to locate their victims. From Identity Theft Newsletter (August, 2007)
20Identity Theft Activity Directions: Using the Internet and a popular search engine, research the following questions and record your answers on a blank document (Microsoft Word or handwritten) in complete sentences.What are 5 common sense practices or personal safety rules to protect your identity from fraud?What do you need to do if you find yourself victim to fraud or identity theft?Find an example of an online fraud and briefly explain the setup of the fraud and the risk involved with this scam.Hint: Try searching “top online fraud” or “top online scams”.Turn your answers into the tray upon completion.
21FFCRA1977 Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act requires a credit bureau to remove all inaccuracies within 30 days of notification of such inaccuracies.
22FFDCPA Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act consumer law passed in 1977 by Congress to protect you from unfair collectors. The act states that harassment is illegal and restricts a collector’s calls between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm. The act also allows you to demand that a creditor cease calling you at work.
23Vocabulary Quiz Worth 75 Total Points 60 comes from matching vocabulary words to the correct definition15 comes from 3 questions over Chapter 62 Bonus Question Opportunities worth 10 pointsOnce you have completed your vocabulary quiz, turn the quiz into the tray and then SILENTLY begin working on your Online Scam Assignment that is due at the end of the period.
24Investigating and Reporting Online Scams Activity Find and research an online scam or get rich fast scheme using or (Google Search - online scams) Choose one of the following. 1. Write an editorial warning people about this scam. Cover the subject. Include everything one would need to know and your opinion of those who perpetrate the scams and those who are victims. Your goal with the editorial is to chastise the criminals and inform and warn the victims. 2. Create an informational advertisement which warns victims of this scam. Include all the information, and make up a place for people to report the scam. 3. Create a brochure that warns people by explaining the scam or get-rich scheme. 4. Come up with your own idea for using this information.
25Questions to Answer How does the scam work? Who is the target? Give me SPECIFIC detailsWho is the target?Age group? Race? Gender?What is the economic impact?On average how much money does a person or company lose?What makes it believable?What are some phrases/promises/guarantees that make the scam sound real.Do you think the average person would fall for this scam?What emotion does this scam depend upon?Angry, sadness, false happiness