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Victims United offers support and resources to victims through message
groups and networking with other victims. This provides for a safe
environment in which they can share their stories with other who
have been through the same experience without worry of blame or
Resources for reporting crimes and recovering monetary losses will
be shared and added to the website as effective means are found.
We will also work with government officials towards our goal of
tougher laws for consumer protection from these types of scams.
We will also encourage legitimate businesses who are unknowingly
being used by the people running these scams to assist us in warning
people and finding ways to protect their customers.
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Scam Victims United was formed after the founders, Shawn and Jeff
Mosch, became victims of a Nigerian counterfeit cashier's check
scam. In their search for support, resources and assistance
for victims of this crime, they found that there was no such assistance
Once the Mosch's started sharing their story with others through
the Internet and news media, they began to find other victims of
this same scam across the country. The growing number of victims
who wanted to share their stories that prompted the Mosch's to
create an online message group and a homepage to tell
. In the first three months after the original homepage was
created it had received over 12,000 hits, warned and saved over 300
people from becoming victims, and aided in stopping over two million
dollars from going into the hands of the Nigerian counterfeiters.
It has also aided victims in coping with this scam, and has assisted
some in the recovery of a portion of the money that they lost.
While all of this made the Mosch's very pleased with all that they
had accomplished so far, it also made them realize that so much
more could be done. It was through the support and encouragement
of friends, family, other victims and government officials that
the Mosch's realized that by making Scam Victims United a nonprofit
organization they could open the doors to so many more resources
and help to save and warn an even larger number of people.
Some of the work that Scam Victims United has already done,
and plans to do in the future, includes
websites, such as car selling websites, and asking them to post warnings
and alerts about this scam on their site to warn the people that use
support and assistance to victims
with government officials to find ways to improve customer protection laws
in relation to banking
with Western Union to increase their awareness about this scam and enlist
their help in warning their customers
a website with a listing of resources for victims
a message group as a place for victims to talk freely without fear of blame
with the state's Attorney General's office to bring attention to this scam
this story to the media as a way to warn large numbers of people quickly
While our beginning focus is
the Nigerian Counterfeit Cashier's Check scam, we would like to see Scam Victims
United grow to be a means of support and assistance for victims of all scams.
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