Providing Assistance to Senior
There is a concern that because fraud victims are induced to cooperate
in their own losses, those who have never talked to victims or
offenders personally may blame the victims or hold them partly
responsible, suggesting that victims "brought it on themselves," were "just
greedy," or should have been more prudent. The reality is
more complex. Telemarketing fraud involves the victimization of
innocent persons by dishonest or deceptive conduct.
While it is true that most money lost to investment fraud is rarely
recovered beyond pennies on the dollar, there are also many cases
in which older people, who recognize early on that they have been
misled about an investment, are then able to recover some or all
of their funds by being a "squeaky wheel."