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How I Survived Fraud

This will be the most painful and difficult post I will ever write.  I pray this post will have a positive impact on my life and on the lives of many others. Regardless of the type of fraud or the monetary value lost, fraud hurts emotionally and financially.  Fraud does not discriminate.  It affects all ages, genders, races, nationalities, social and economic backgrounds. Whether it was $10, $100, $1,000, $10,000 or $100,000 – it is absolutely devastating.  The worst part is that in most cases it is not a criminal offense and not punishable by law.  It is a civil matter. Merriam-Webster defines fraud as – 1a : deceit, trickery; specifically :  intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right, b :  an act of deceiving or misrepresenting :  trickery  2a :  a person who is not what he or she pretends to be :  impostor; also :  one who defrauds :  cheat, b :  one that is not what it seems or is represented to be. I read somewhere that by…