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Silence is fraud's best friend.  Word of mouth is fraud's worst enemy.  Pass the word!TM

 

 

Work at home job scams: Payment Processing, Shipping, Check Writing, Western Union, MoneyGram, more...

 

Lottery Scams

 

How to really verify a check, money order, traveler's check, cashier's check, etc.

Your ID Theft Prevention To-Do List

What to do about threats from scammers

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Fraud Aid Document Library for Online Fraud

 

 

 

 

Here you will find practical information for fraud victims, articles and  white papers covering many types of fraud,  The Dictionary of Financial Scam Terms, The Fraud Victim's Manual, and more.

 

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How-To's  

 

Disaster Scams: Profiting from misery: A guide to recognizing disaster scams on the Internet: scam phrases and scam prevention ground rules

9 Basic Truths About Scams: "If fraud were so easy to spot it wouldn?t be a multi-billion dollar per year industry in the US and a multi-trillion dollar industry worldwide."

12 Steps to Getting Your Life Back on Track: Coping with the aftermath of a fraud.

Riding in Cars With Strangers: Was your daughter conned into an abusive relationship?

 

White Papers

National White Collar Crime Center (NWC3), 1999 National Public Survey on White Collar Crime PDF

National White Collar Crime Center (NWC3), 2010 National Public Survey on White Collar Crime PDF

Click here for more from the NWC3 Research Center

 

 

How-To's

How to write a narrative / fraud report:

Brief narrative / fraud report - for scams that lasted a few days or weeks).

Long form narrative / fraud report - for scams that lasted several months or years.

How choose the right law enforcement jurisdiction to report a scam - Where to report a scam: Talking to the right jurisdiction and navigating your way through the law enforcement system without wasting your time.

How to work with your attorney - A scam victim's guide to working with your civil attorney, Public Defender, or private criminal defense attorney.

How to speak with law enforcement - An at risk of arrest and arrested scam victim's guide to understanding law enforcement.

How to handle threats from scammers - What to do when you are receiving harmful threats from scammers by phone call, letter, or email.

How to use your Miranda Rights - Know your Miranda Rights and how to use them.

How to read an Agreement / Contract - Learn how to read and understand Agreements, Terms & Conditions, Terms of Service before agreeing to them.

Information documents

Arrested fraud victims - for fraud victims who have been arrested.

At risk of arrest - For fraud victims who feel they are at risk of arrest.

Catching the bad guys: Hunting down scammers

Checks, money orders, and wired fund - How to really verify checks and money orders and your legal responsibility when you cash or deposit a draft or receive funds wired into any of your accounts.

Disclaimer - Fraud Victim Guidance disclaimer

Jurisdictions - Where to report a scam: Talking to the right jurisdiction and navigating your way through the law enforcement system without wasting your time.

MIRANDA - Know your Miranda Rights and how to use them

Threats from scammers - What to do when you are receiving harmful threats from scammers by phone call, letter, or email.

Fraud Victim Advocate - Definition.

You and Law Enforcement - An at risk of arrest and arrested scam victim's guide to understanding law enforcement.

You and Your Attorney - A scam victim's guide to working with your civil attorney, Public Defender, or private criminal defense attorney.

 

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