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Fraud happens when one person takes advantage of another person using deceitful methods or false pretenses. There's many ways that you can be a victim of fraud, from identity theft to hiding community property assets--fraudsters can deceive you by using false statements or even fake identities! Before you know it, you are the victim, or even the unknown accomplice, to someone's schemes, tricks and scams. Fraudsters seek out the desperate and careless, claiming that they want to solve your problems, find a romance partner, or even rent you a room.

What is Fraud?

Athina Powers is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) who helps fraud and identity theft victims prove their innocence by following all the necessary steps in order to show: 

1) What was done to make you the victim

2) The injury to you, as the victim

3) Your initial trust in the fraud that made you the victim

4) The fraudster's knowledge of what they did

5) The fraudster's intent to harm you, as the victim

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Fraud Law 

As a victim of identity theft, Athina Powers understands that there is nothing more disheartening than knowing that your identity was stolen or that you're the victim of a fraud. At times like this, you just want the world to stop moving and for someone to listen to you, but those who supposedly care, don't even believe you. Suddenly, it's as if you are the criminal while the real fraudster is benefiting from your identity, your finances, and your desperation. ​We believe that you are the victim with a voice that needs to be heard!