Financial Crime Resource Center

A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime to help advocates assist victims of financial fraud and ensure that victims have access to the best possible services and advice to assist them with recovery.

Past Trainings

  • Advanced Identity Theft

    March 26, 2015 1:00 PM
    Identity theft is a pervasive problem that extends beyond unauthorized credit card charges. In fact, in 2014, nearly one-third of identity theft complaints to the FTC involved taxes and wages. Moreover, a new study found that over two million Americans are victims of medical identity theft. This webinar will explore the various types of identity theft, the devastating effects, and will help advocates guide their clients.




  • Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud

    December 9, 2014 2:00 PM
    This webinar will be a presentation of our entire Taking Action Training online for those who could not attend one of our 7 in person trainings. We would conduct the webinar over 1.5 hours, and would attempt to register 400-500 participants. This would occur in late November or early December to allow those who are slowing down during the holiday season to attend.



  • Recognize, Report, and Recover: Friends and Family Respond to Elder Financial Exploitation

    December 5, 2014 1:00 PM
    Focusing on the important role of bystanders (friends and family) in recognizing and assisting in the recovery from elder financial exploitation, this webinar will provide friends and family with an understanding of how victimization of the elderly occurs, how they can recognize the exploitation, and what a family member needs to do in order to assist in reporting and recovery. Additionally, there will be information in this webinar on how to manage the money of an elderly person who has entrusted their finances to a friend or family member. The speakers for this webinar will include experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.



  • Recognize, Report, and Recover: Victim Service Providers Respond to Elder Financial Exploitation

    November 21, 2014 1:00 PM
    Focusing on the important role victim service providers in law enforcement and prosecutor’s offices have in recovery from elder financial exploitation, this webinar would provide victims service providers with clear directions and action steps for VSPs to recognize, report, and assist in the recovery of elder financial exploitation. Speakers from a prosecutor’s office, a law enforcement office, and the National Center would focus on victim-centered practices and provide concrete resources for victim service providers to utilize to assist with recovery.

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  • Recognize, Report, and Recover: Adult Protective Services Responds to Elder Financial Exploitation

    November 14, 2014 1:00 PM
    Focusing on the important role of APS in recovery from elder financial exploitation, this webinar will draw on speakers including a director from a state Department of Human Services and a national expert from the National Adult Protective Services Association to provide clear directions and action steps for APS workers to recognize, report, and assist in the recovery of elder financial exploitation. This will pay particular attention to proper reporting and victim-centered practices and mandatory reporting.

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  • Recognize, Report, and Recover: Financial Services Responds to Elder Financial Exploitation

    November 7, 2014 1:00 PM
    Focusing on the important role of financial institutions in elder financial abuse recovery, this webinar would draw on speakers from Wells Fargo and FINRA to provide clear directions and action steps for financial institution employees to recognize, report, and assist in the recovery of elder financial exploitation. This would pay particular attention to proper reporting and victim-centered practices and mandatory reporting. The materials for this webinar cannot be posted online due to confidentiality reasons. We apologize for the inconvenience.




  • When the Fraud is Stamped: Prevention, Enforcement, and Recovery for Victims of Mail and Lottery Fraud

    October 22, 2014 1:00 PM
    Clayton Gerber, Postal Inspector, and Kate Lawrence will share prevention and outreach resources, enforcement options, and provide important information on how consumers can respond to fraud in the mail, with a particular emphasis on lottery fraud.

    Presentation Handouts:

    Prevention that works
    Resources for "When Fraud is Stamped"




  • Taking Action to Recover from Investment Fraud

    October 8, 2014 1:00 PM
    Investment fraud harms the financial futures of individuals, damages market safety, and traumatizes victims. Recovering from investment fraud can be difficult, both financially and emotionally. This webinar will bring together representatives from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to discuss what reporting and recovery options are available to consumers and victims, as well as providing an understanding of how investment fraud enforcement happens.



  • Advanced Identity Theft Responses

    September 10, 2014 2:00 PM
    The Financial Crime Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation present the webinar Advanced Identity Theft Responses, to provide experienced advocates with advanced techniques for working with identity theft.



  • Taking Action for Identity Theft Victims

    December 12, 2013 2:00 PM
    The webinar features two experts in the identity theft field. Merry O’Brien, Project Director, National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Project, and Hazel Heckers, Victim Advocate, State of Colorado, will outline what identity theft is and provide steps to recovery from identity theft that focus on both the short and long-term approach, including case examples from the many years of experience of the presenters.