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NCJ Number: NCJ 170593     Find in a Library
Title: Victims of Fraud: Beyond Financial Loss
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 0
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Document: HTML Text 
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This videotape indicates that fraud schemes, commonly called white-collar crimes, cheat people out of as much as $40 billion dollars each year, and this estimate does not include the dollar loss from scams such as insurance and Medicaid fraud.
Abstract: Fraud is defined as an illegal act by nonphysical means to obtain money or property. A deeper appreciation by allied professionals of the emotional, financial, and sometimes physical impact of fraud may help fraud victims receive more sensitive treatment by criminal justice personnel. Victim advocates and allied professionals should work together to understand the full range of fraud victim losses and needs as they collaborate to enable victims to participate throughout the criminal justice process. The videotape specifically looks at fraud associated with telemarketing, home repair and home equity, vacations and travel, investments, prizes requiring a fee to claim winnings, and identity theft (credit card and checking account numbers). The importance of vigorously prosecuting fraud cases and providing appropriate services and assistance to victims is emphasized throughout the videotape, and fraud prevention measures are noted.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Check fraud ; White collar crime ; Fraud ; Credit card fraud ; Crime costs ; Insurance fraud ; Victim services ; Consumer fraud ; Medical fraud ; Securities/Investment Fraud ; Medicaid/Medicare fraud ; Victim/Witness Advocates ; Fraud and abuse prevention measures ; Telemarketing fraud
   
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