The Role of Fraud Aid as a
A Victim Advocate, whether
specializing in Violent or White Collar Crimes, guides and supports a
victim of crime through the traumatic impact of the crime, the search
for assistance services and continuing medical services if necessary,
and through the complexities of the justice system.
real-world tools for fraud victims and their families:
Currently, Fraud Aid does
not have any Victim Advocates on our entirely volunteer staff, and
to ensure that victims who come to us continue to have access to all
the tools they need and all the questions they need answered, we are
turning our web site into a practical, fact-based interactive fraud victim advocacy
for you, your family, your attorney, civil or criminal, along with references for District Attorneys, Prosecution
Attorneys, law enforcement, and fraud investigators.
These are the standards
that will be maintained:
Fighting fraud since 1999, Fraud Aid is
familiar with exactly how fraud affects its victims and their personal
Fraud Aid guides the fraud victim
and/or the fraud victim's family through
the consequences of the crime perpetrated on them.
Consequences of a fraud range from minor to severe and may
involve dealing with
law enforcement reports;
immediate survival resources;
civil attorneys and criminal defense attorneys;
loss of self worth, fear, suicide or
life-threatening health reactions, loneliness and separation
engendered by prolonged secrecy, a
variety of of unexpected thoughts, the shock of negative feedback
from friends and relatives, distraction, and other
stress-related emotional impacts;
navigating unfamiliar social systems;
and cultural issues.
Any one of the many fraud
schemes in the world may be repeated endlessly, but the impact on each
victim is unique and we strive to address
those unique issues in a manner which is comfortable for the fraud
Our goal is for a fraud victim
to regain control of his or her life, becoming more aware of the traps
strewn by scammers in everyone's path, and thereby emerge stronger and
wiser from the fraud experience, ready to rejoin the community with a sustained positive state of mind.
For more information, see
A partial list of scams and scam categories - be prepared for a
Scam Victim's Solution Center - a menu of work-at-home scam
situations and solutions, including arrest, risk of arrest, and debt.