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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."

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