Fraud

Fraud

Tort law
Part of the common law series
Intentional torts
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • False imprisonment
  • Intentional infliction of
    emotional distress (IIED)
  • Transferred intent
Property torts
  • Trespass
    • land
    • chattels
  • Conversion
  • Detinue
  • Replevin
  • Trover
Defenses
  • Assumption of risk
  • Comparative negligence
  • Contributory negligence
  • Consent
  • Necessity
  • Statute of limitations
  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Defense of property
  • Shopkeeper's privilege
Negligence
  • Duty of care
  • Standard of care
  • Proximate cause
  • Res ipsa loquitur
  • Calculus of negligence
  • Rescue doctrine
  • Duty to rescue
Specific types Negligent infliction of
emotional distress (NIED)
  • Employment-related
  • Entrustment
  • Malpractice
    • legal
    • medical
Liability torts
  • Product liability
  • Quasi-tort
  • Ultrahazardous activity
Nuisance
  • Public nuisance
  • Rylands v. Fletcher
Dignitary torts
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • False light
  • Breach of confidence
  • Abuse of process
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Alienation of affections
  • Seduction
Economic torts
  • Fraud
  • Tortious interference
  • Conspiracy
  • Restraint of trade
Liability, remedies
  • Last clear chance
  • Eggshell skull
  • Vicarious liability
  • Volenti non fit injuria
  • Ex turpi causa non oritur actio
  • Neutral reportage
  • Damages
  • Injunction
  • Torts and conflict of laws
  • Joint and several liability
  • Comparative responsibility
  • Market share liability
Duty to visitors
  • Trespassers
  • Licensees
  • Invitees
  • Attractive nuisance
Other common law areas
  • Contracts
  • Criminal law
  • Evidence
  • Property
  • Wills, trusts and estates
Portals
  • Law

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.

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