Nearly 12 million Americans were identity theft victims from 2006-2008 according to research from Bureau of Justice Statistics. Increasingly, these victims are turning to advocates across the US for help in recovering from this crime. Join the National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education foundation for an hour-long webinar on December 12, 2013 at 2pm EST focusing on the best practices for assisting victims of Identity Theft.
The webinar will feature 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.
Advocates for the more than 30 million Americans who are victims of financial fraud every year have an important new tool to aid their clients, with the launch of a groundbreaking new guide. Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud is the result of a partnership between The National Center for Victims of Crime and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Investor Education Foundation). Aimed at consumer advocates, lawyers, counselors and other victim service providers, Taking Action provides accessible, step-by-step strategies for addressing the major types of financial crime – including investment fraud, identity theft, mortgage and lending fraud, and mass marketing scams.