The Financial Crime Resource Center offers webinars and in-person trainings on various aspects of financial fraud and how victim advocates can assist victims of financial fraud in recovering their assets and obtaining justice.
Nearly all of the Top Ten Scams of 2014 as published by the National Consumers League involved mass marketing fraud, which is the use of false promises of cash prizes, goods and services in exchange for fees, donations, or purchases. This crime is committee through the mail, telephone, email or any other form of mass communication. In fact, the top 3 scams, which constituted nearly 70% of all the scams involved: (1) goods that were never delivered or were misrepresented; (2) requests for payment to claim fictitious prizes, lottery winning or gifts; and (3) fake check scams.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Taking Action: A Training for Advocates Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud will expand upon the research and process found in the Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud. This training will provide advocates, law enforcement personnel, and attorneys with background information on financial fraud.
Financial abuse in Indian Country is prevalent but its scope is not fully understood. This webinar will address the unique challenges and barriers in serving tribal communities by providing advocates with a general understanding about relevant laws and tribal codes.