Victims of financial crimes face financial loss, but also may bear the emotional trauma of being victimized by a stranger or even someone they know. Financial crimes are non-violent offenses, including things like telemarketing scams, investment or pension fraud, elder financial abuse, credit card fraud, and insurance fraud. In cases of identity theft, unsuspecting victims have no idea that anything is wrong until they start receiving calls from creditors or have trouble applying for a job or loan. The Attorney General's Office can assist consumers who have been victims of fraud, deception, or unfair business practices. Please contact the Consumer Advocacy & Response Division (CARD)
or contact the Consumer Hotline at (617) 727-8400 for further information.