New York City, New York (WiredPRNews.com) Unfortunately fraud victims are often the forgotten victims in our justice system. There are often no support groups or counselors for them. Nor are there many places where they can go for help.
Strangely enough the more complex the fraud is and the more money involved, too often, the less likely the victim is to receive to help. This does not mean that help is not available. It simply means that fraud victims are looking for help in the wrong places. In most cases, “getting help” starts with fraud victims helping themselves.
The first place to go for help if you loose a lot of money in any sort of scam is not to the prosecutor or law enforcement, but to an attorney. Find a lawyer who has a lot of experience in the field. In some cases, these attorneys will only charge for expenses and a low retainer. In these cases, they will take the largest part of their fees as a percentage of the settlement.
File such a suit even if the fraudsters are operating outside the US. You should do that because you might be able to get money from them if they return to the US or have property or assets here. Attorney Howard Fensterman sued a group of businessmen in Abu Dhabi who allegedly stole money from a group of Americans trying to organize an insurance company there.