What is Fraud?
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, legal fraud
- comprises all acts or omissions or concealments involving breach of equitable or legal duty or trust or confidence
fraud in fact
, positive fraud
- actual deceit; concealing something or making a false representation with an evil intent to cause injury to another
fraud in the inducement
- fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute and instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading
someone about the true facts
- fraud (as by use of forged documents or false claims or perjury) that misleads a court or jury and induces a finding for
the one perpetrating the fraud
- the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
- a person who makes deceitful pretenses
- something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
One who engages in deception under an assumed name or identity.
, from Latin impostor
who assigns a name
, from impostus
, variant of impositus
participle of impnere
, to place upon
; see impose
impostor or imposter
a person who cheats or swindles by pretending to be someone else [Late Latin impostor deceiver]
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