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fall victim

To fall prey to something. I fell victim to peer pressure, and I started drinking at the party. Please be careful not to fall victim to senioritis—you can't stop doing your work this close to graduation.
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fall ˈvictim (to something)

(written) be injured, damaged or killed by something: Many plants have fallen victim to the sudden frost.
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The scheme also ensures that extra support is provided to those customers affected to help prevent them falling victim to similar scams in the future, such as referrals to social services, expert advice and additional checks on future transactions.
As well as falling victim to distraction burglars, the woman, who lives in Penarth, has also been targeted by rogue traders.
MOVING house increases the risk of falling victim to identity fraud by 60 per cent, a report claims.
CUSTOMERS can stop themselves falling victim to fraud by following some simple step-by-step rules, says the British Bankers' Association.
Sarah Blaney, card fraud expert at CPP, said: "We urge all cardholders in Birmingham o be vigilant and take steps to protect themselves to avoid falling victim to card criminals.
THE number of people falling victim to identity fraud has soared by 36% during the past year, research has showed.
Consumers lose around pounds 1 billion per year by falling victim to cons such as fake prize draws, 'psychic' mailings and premium-rate prize scams.
A TRADITIONAL children's barrel-rolling race has been scrapped after falling victim to the country's creeping compensation culture.
New research from Close Invoice Finance, part of the FTSE 250 merchant banking group Close Brothers Group, shows that more UK SMEs are falling victim to late payment despite an otherwise strong business performance.
A NEW scheme has been launched by consumer watchdogs in Sandwell to help prevent residents falling victim to cowboy tradesmen.
But last night residents of the town who flooded Daily Record phonelines with tales of tragedy were left still asking why they were falling victim to the killer disease.
Instead the force hopes that vigilant residents will put a stop to their money making scam by not falling victim to it.