I was reading a recent article on a white collar crime bill in Canada, and I wanted to share a few things with you. Here are a few quotes from the article
“Fraud can have a devastating impact on the lives of its victims, just as much as if they’d been mugged in an alley,” Nicholson said at a news conference at the Guy-Favreau Complex.
“We’d like to see a restitution or relief program put into place that we proposed to the government where a victim of white-collar crime can go to and seek immediate relief,” Davis said.
“We need this because when your money is stolen and your resources are robbed of, who do you to turn to? We think the government should be there but there are no policy or programs in place.”
I could not agree with this more! We have been saying for years now that scam and fraud victims deserve the same attention and rights as the person that us mugged on the street. There are plenty of places to report the scam or fraud to, but as of right now there is still not one source for victims of this crime to turn to for assistance such as emergency funds to live off of while they are recovering from these scams and fraud.