Fraud is the use of deception or trickery to gain an unfair advantage over someone, or to secure possession or control of something of value. Fraud can be, but is not always, a crime. Fraud always leaves a victim behind.
In the case of financial exploitation, the victim is often an elderly person, someone with mental disabilities, a child, or a person who suffers from some other circumstances which makes them particularly vulnerable or dependent on others.
While fraud is sometimes committed by strangers or con-artists, most of the individuals we represent have been victimized by relatives or other trusted persons close to the victim.