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In law, fraud is deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud itself can be a civil wrong (i.e., a fraud victim ...

Fraud | Definition of Fraud by Merriam-Webster


the crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person. : a person who pretends to be what he or she is not in order to trick ...

FBI — Common Fraud Schemes


Information and links on Internet fraud, telemarketing fraud, mortgage scams, identity theft, and other consumer frauds.

Fraud - FindLaw


Thousands of people each year fall victim to fraudulent acts -- often unknowingly. While many instances of fraud go undetected, learning how to spot the warning ...

Fraud Section (FRD) | Department of Justice


The Fraud Section plays a unique and essential role in the Department's fight against sophisticated economic crime. The Section investigates and prosecutes ...

Fraud - Legal Dictionary | Law.com


fraud. n. the intentional use of deceit, a trick or some dishonest means to deprive another of his/her/its money, property or a legal right. A party who has lost ...

What is fraud? definition and meaning - BusinessDictionary.com


Definition of fraud: Act or course of deception, an intentional concealment, omission, or perversion of truth, to (1) gain unlawful or unfair advantage, (2) induce ...

fraud - Wiktionary


fraud (plural frauds). (law) The crime .... fraud (third-person singular simple present frauds, present participle frauding, simple past and past participle frauded).

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Fraud 101 - ACFE.com


What Is Fraud? In the broadest sense, fraud can encompass any crime for gain that uses deception as its principal modus operandus. More specifically, fraud is  ...

Mass Marketing Fraud | CRIMINAL-FRAUD | Department of Justice


Nov 2, 2015 ... Department of Justice site includes information defining Internet fraud, what to do about it, and where to go to get more information.

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Fraud legal definition of fraud - Legal Dictionary - The Free Dictionary


Fraud. A false representation of a matter of fact—whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have ...



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Fraud | Define Fraud at Dictionary.com


Fraud definition, deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage. See more.