Fraud

Fraud

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In criminal law, a fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual; the related adjective is fraudulent. The specific legal definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Fraud is a crime, and also a civil law violation. Defrauding people or entities of money or valuables is a common purpose of fraud.

A hoax also involves deception, but without the intention of gain or of damaging or depriving the victim.

Read more about Fraud:  Cost of Fraud, Types of Fraudulent Acts, Anti-fraud Movements, Fraud Detection, Notable Fraudsters, Related

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Famous quotes containing the word fraud:

    Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)

    There exists in a great part of the Northern people a gloomy diffidence in the moral character of the government. On the broaching of this question, as general expression of despondency, of disbelief that any good will accrue from a remonstrance on an act of fraud and robbery, appeared in those men to whom we naturally turn for aid and counsel. Will the American government steal? Will it lie? Will it kill?—We ask triumphantly.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)