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Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain
“The firm collapsed as a result of the biggest securities fraud in the history of the state.”
A person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities
“If we do not expose him for a fraud and a charlatan we give him credibility.”
An instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value
“A fraud involving pension and social security claims.”
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