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ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Victim Finance & Money Recovery – Article Catalog

Information About Managing Finances After The ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. & Money Recovery

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Updated: August 12, 2021

Scam Victims Lose Money & Need Help To Manage What’s Left!

After the scam financial control is vital, plus there are real opportunities to recover!

The first step after your scam ends is to lock down and control your financial situation. Here are articles that may help you with those efforts and provide guidance for things to consider.

In addition, there are real opportunities to recover money – some have come and gone, some may still be options. You will have to review the statuses with the entities involved to determine if they are still active or if you qualify.

We present this information to help you explore topics with your financial professionals. We can make no warranty about the specifics of each since we present the information as we understand it and as presented by reliable sources. In all such cases, you should consult a financial professional or an attorney before taking any specific action.

Remember, this information is presented as is and can become dated and obsolete

We will update this catalog from time to time as new articles are added, recategorized, or updated

After The Scam

Understand Scams Impact On Finances:

If You Were A Money MuleMoney Mule A money mule sometimes called a "smurfer," is a person who transfers money acquired illegally (e.g., stolen) in person, through a courier service, or electronically, on behalf of others (usually criminals that they are knowingly or unknowingly affiliated). Typically, the mule is paid for services with a small part of the money transferred - but not always. Mules may or may not be aware that they are performing these actions. Money mules are often dupes recruited online for what they think is legitimate employment, not aware that the money they are transferring is the product of crime. The money is transferred from the mule's account to the scam operator, typically in another country. Similar techniques are used to transfer illegal merchandise. Mules can be prosecuted for numerous crimes.:

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