If you have been a victim of financial fraud, the Recovery Checklists below, produced jointly with the FINRA Foundation, can help you protect your financial future and move forward with your recovery.
Financial fraud is real and can be devastating. You may be coping with the aftermath of a compromised identity, damaged credit, and financial loss, as well as a painful range of emotions including anger, fear, and frustration.
Full financial recovery may be difficult to achieve; however, it is critical that you report the crime as quickly as possible. Reporting any financial fraud, no matter how small, helps law enforcement, regulators, and government agencies put a stop to the fraud, prevent the victimization of more consumers, and pursue the criminals committing the fraud.
Very often perpetrators will dispose of your money immediately after taking it. You may never get your money back. That said, your recovery is about more than lost money. It’s about protecting your future financial health and assets and finding ways for you to recover emotionally from the crime.
If you have been a victim of financial fraud, we recommend downloading the following Recovery Checklists and following the recommended steps to reclaim power from the fraudsters and help you move forward.