Currently there is not a department of the government that can help victims to recover any money lost, or to assist them with emergency funds to help them with day to day bills until they recover from the scam. As of now they collect the data and watch the trends . . . and that has been bugging me since 2002!!!!
This totally sucks! I was hit with a scam and found myself in a tough position financially, I couldn't get any help as such and had to get help from family members. I guess if the government did give out financial help it would cost a lot. Starting to see the light at then end of the tunnel this year. It will take a little time though.