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The Victims’ Story: what it is like to be a victim of financial crime, and how we might better respond
We don’t always recognise the plight of victims; we rectify that in this webinar. We speak to two victims of duped into transferring money into a fraudster’s account. How did it happen? Victims of financial crimes are often looked upon differently in that they typically receive less post incident support. They have traditionally been viewed as less deserving because they are often seen to have contributed to their own victimisation, and anyway offences are seen as much less serious when they are non-violent. Yet research is changing that perception. Some victims who lose financially suffer emotional issues; it can impact seriously on their mental health. In the more extreme cases victims contemplate suicide. The sense of intrusion, fear of repeat offences, coping with the dent to finances suggest this is an area where more thought and action is needed. The panel will include a financial crime victim. The topics discussed will cover:

What are the range of problems victims of financial crime face?
What support is available and is it sufficient?
What improvements need to be made and how?

Panellists:
Neil Postins – Service Delivery Manager at National Economic Crime Victim Care Unit (UK)
Soyna – Fraud Victim
Courtney – Fraud Victim

May 18, 2021 03:30 PM in London

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