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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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So it is essential that, in addition to enforcing the law against scammers, we equip consumers with the skills and knowledge necessary to avoid falling victim to them in the first place.
Although audits are becoming an important factor in protecting against pollution liability, according to at least one national expert, real estate professionals are too often falling victim to unqualified contractors and their own cost-cutting gimmicks.
No one likes getting ripped off, but the fact is more and more used car buyers are falling victim to odometer fraud.
A VOLUNTARY police officer has helped clear the garden of an elderly woman who keeps falling victim to distraction burglaries.
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.
After falling victim to an onside kick to start the second half, Oaks Christian upped its lead to 28-13 as Halzle found Mark Richardson in the back of the end zone on a 24-yard pass.
We feel it is necessary to provide our members with access to educational material to help them avoid falling victim to identity theft, as well as expert assistance to guide them through restoring their identity should this crime happen to them.
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.