Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain. (noun)
The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end. (noun)
A person who performs any such trick. (noun)
To defraud (verb)
Examples of word fraud
The phrase "fraud as a business model" comes from a comment referenced in the presentation made by Richard Cordray, then the Attorney General of Ohio and the current Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, when he discussed foreclosure fraud.
In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code for suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people.
"In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code for suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people."
Earlier today, Zellweger said she had to clarify, saying, "The term fraud is simply legal language and not a reflection of Kenny ` s character."
After the 2000 election, if not before, Karl Rove and other Republican operatives decided that Republican political prospects would be immeasurably improved if they would only repeat, as often as possible, the unsupported claim that voter fraud is rampant, and take substantial steps to stem such nonexistent voter "fraud" -- all in an attempt to suppress Democratic votes.