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  Fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the broad legal sense a fraud is any crime or civil wrong for gain that utilises some deception practiced on the victim as its principal method.
In criminal law, fraud is the crime or offense of deliberately deceiving another in order to damage them — usually, to obtain property or services from him or her unjustly.
Fraud, in addition to being a criminal act, is also a type of civil law violation known as a tort.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fraud   (690 words)

Fraud is something which militates not only against sincerity and straightforward conduct, but against justice, and justice is due even to enemies.
One is said to act in fraud of the law when he is careful to observe the letter, but violates the spirit of it and the intention of the lawgiver.
According to the more common view, the parties were guilty of fraud by the very fact of leaving the parish with the intention of contracting marriage without the assistance of the parish priest, whose right and duty it was to testify to the valid celebration of marriage of his parishineers.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06249a.htm   (1073 words)

 So Thats Why Its Called a PYRAMID SCHEME
Estimates of the total cost of occupational fraud to the economy are that it equals 6% of the U.S. gross domestic product—over $400 billion.
Fraud detection or prevention was relegated to a secondary role.
External fraud is committed by organizations against individuals, by individuals against organizations, by organizations against organizations and by individuals against individuals.
www.aicpa.org /pubs/jofa/oct2000/WELLS.HTM   (2875 words)

 Workers Compensation, Claim Management, Expert Witness, Managed Care, SITF Recovery
While the cumulative effects of all workers compensation fraud may be the most damaging, individual cases of abuse tend to involve small amounts of money and are the most difficult to identify.
Another form of fraud is a company changing into a new company to shed a history of claims that have run up their insurance rates.
A common type of employer fraud is filing for corporate officer exemption then filing a claim for a corporate officer's claim of injury on the job.
www.mccoyconsulting.com /fraud.htm   (4963 words)

 fraud - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A contract based on fraud can be declared void, and the injured party can sue for damages.
In 1987 the Serious Fraud Office was set up to investigate and prosecute serious or complex criminal fraud cases.
The Sheep, fearing some fraud was intended, excused herself, saying, "The Wolf is accustomed to seize what he wants and to run off; and you, too, can quickly outstrip me in your rapid flight.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /fraud   (246 words)

 Criminal Justice Resources Resources: Fraud
Fraud is the crime or offense of deliberately deceiving another in order to damage them -- usually, to obtain property or services from him unjustly.
A snap-shot of fraud in the U.S. based on a survey of 2,500 randomly selected adults who were interviewed about their consumer experiences during the previous year.
Fraud will cost online retailers about $500 million during this holiday season, according to a new study out by industry analyst giant Gartner, Inc. Fraud is growing not only in scale but in sophistication.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/crimjust/fraud.htm   (3408 words)

 Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Unit
The Claimant and Provider Fraud Section focuses on fraud committed against the insurance industry, the Insurer Fraud Section focuses on fraud committed within and by the insurance industry, and the Workers' Compensation Fraud Section focuses on fraud associated with benefit and premium fraud.
The TDI Fraud Unit is a Law Enforcement agency employing both commissioned and non-commissioned investigators.
The Fraud Unit´s Investigators employ a variety of investigation methods and techniques such as financial and document analysis, witness and suspect interviews, undercover operations, search and arrest warrants, internet and other electronic resources, and good old-fashioned leg work.
www.tdi.state.tx.us /fraud   (985 words)

 Identity Theft and Identity Fraud
Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.
Two of three defendants have pleaded guilty to identity theft, bank fraud, and related charges for their roles in a scheme to open bank accounts with both real and fake identification documents, deposit U.S. Treasury checks that were stolen from the mail, and withdraw funds from those accounts.
A woman was indicted and pleaded guilty to federal charges involving her obtaining a fraudulent driver's license in the name of the victim, using the license to withdraw more than $13,000 from the victim's bank account, and obtaining five department store credit cards in the victim's name and charging approximately $4,000 on those cards.
www.usdoj.gov /criminal/fraud/idtheft.html   (2708 words)

 United States Secret Service: Financial Crimes Division
The Program Fraud Investigations Branch was created to coordinate investigations related to fraud committed against government programs that are within the investigative jurisdiction of the Secret Service.
Fraud associated with EBT programs is a violation of two of the Secret Service's primary jurisdictions: Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029, Access Device Fraud and United States Code, Section 1030, Computer Fraud.
This fraud is called "4-1-9" fraud after the section of the Nigerian penal code that addresses fraud schemes.
www.secretservice.gov /financial_crimes.shtml   (3232 words)

 Bob Jensen's Links to Fraud Documents
The report concludes, "organizations with hotlines can cut their fraud losses by approximately 50 percent per scheme." To be effective, a confidential, anonymous reporting mechanism must be operated by an independent, third party.
The threat of fraud from apparently simple cases of bribery to complex financial misrepresentation is more prominent than ever on the agendas of company directors and financial regulators.
Congress should consider expanding the scope of securities fraud liability by making it clear that these gatekeepers will be liable for assisting companies in transactions designed to distort the economic reality of financial statements.
www.trinity.edu /rjensen/fraud.htm   (7991 words)

 Technorati Tag: fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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As I wrote last year warning about online media click fraud and the cost of PPC versus organic search marketing, the impending cost of PPC is going up...
technorati.com /tag/fraud   (560 words)

Fraud proofing of legislation and of the management of contracts
Fraud in the financing of the Common Agricultural Policy
A new EU Action Plan 2004-2007 to prevent fraud on non-cash means of payment
europa.eu.int /scadplus/leg/en/s30000.htm   (208 words)

 BillHobbs.com - Grassroots journalism from Nashville.
But having collected voter fraud reports for a few weeks now, I can tell you the Democratic fraud appears to be more systemic and coordinated, and more targeted to swing states.
Allegations of voter fraud are under investigation in heavily Democratic Nashville.About 200 "citizens" who don't exist registered to vote in Davidson County for the Nov. 2 presidential election and now the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the person who submitted those forms on behalf of Tennessee Citizen Action (TCA).
PowerLine:The fraud is underway, as reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer:More than 1,000 voter registration forms and absentee ballot requests may be fraudulent in Lake and Summit counties, where investigations of irregularities are broadening.
billhobbs.com /hobbsonline/cat_voter_fraud.html   (4395 words)

 Reporting Fraud to the Hotline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Reports of suspected workers' compensation fraud pertaining to an SSA employee should be made to the SSA toll free number specifically designated to receive such complaints, that number is 866-509-0774.
Our authority to request information concerning fraud, waste and abuse in connection with the programs and operations of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is found in the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
This includes benefits fraud, fraud in connection with obtaining a Social Security Number, identity theft involving misuse of a Social Security Number, and all other possible criminal and civil violations of the Social Security Act.
www.ssa.gov /oig/ifyou.htm   (913 words)

 Report Fraud to the Hotline
The Fraud Hotline cannot assist individuals with questions about their Social Security account, requests for new or replacement Social Security number (SSN) cards, or issues involving the granting or denial of benefits.
Our authority to request information concerning fraud, waste and abuse in connection with the programs and operations of SSA is found in the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
This includes benefits fraud, fraud in connection with obtaining a Social Security number (SSN), identity theft involving misuse of an SSN, and all other possible criminal and civil violations of the Social Security Act.
www.ssa.gov /oig/hotline   (1504 words)

 Internet Fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In general, the same types of fraud schemes that have victimized consumers and investors for many years before the creation of the Internet are now appearing online (sometimes with particular refinements that are unique to Internet technology).
Internet Fraud Initiative The Internet Fraud Initiative, which the Attorney General approved on February 26, 1999, is a national initiative by the Department of Justice intended to provide a comprehensive approach to combating Internet fraud.
Because criminal fraud schemes on the Internet, such as major investment or credit card frauds, can be initiated and concluded in a matter of days or even hours, traditional methods of investigating fraud schemes will no longer suffice.
www.internetfraud.usdoj.gov   (4612 words)

The Insurance Fraud Act of 1994 gave rise to the Insurance Fraud Division.
The Fraud Division has established an excellent relationship with the Attorney Generals Office and has two assistant attorneys general assigned to its staff on a full-time basis to prosecute insurance fraud violators.
The Fraud Division is recognized as an official law enforcement agency in the State of Utah and investigators for the division are special function law enforcement officers.
www.insurance.utah.gov /FraudDiv.html   (267 words)

 Amazon.com: Fraud: Essays: Books: David Rakoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
My favorite parts of Fraud were a handful of travel essays--accounts of trips to Tokyo, Northern Scotland, and to New England for a Christmas Day mountain climb.
Fraud is an interesting, literate collection of essays that deserves to be recognized in its own right--and not just as a book by that other gay This American Life contributor named David.
Fraud is a solid collection of humorous essays with moments of insight, numerous quotable quips, and a truly intelligent humor that distinguishes the book.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0767906314?v=glance   (1984 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Fraud: Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Federal Bureau of Investigation - Common Fraud Schemes - Describes scams to avoid, most of which are internet-related.
Fraud Bureau - Search for, or register, a complaint relating to online vendors and online auctions, including information and news about fraud on the Internet.
The Register - Online fraud rife in the US - The US is a hotbed of online fraud according to a report just published by the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NWCCC).
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Fraud/Internet   (882 words)

 Metropolitan Police Service - Fraud Alert
The Fraud Alert pages have been set up in conjunction with the SCD6 Economic and Specialist Crime OCU (Operational Command Unit) as a resource to assist in combating specific types of fraud, and to prevent you becoming a victim of crime.
If as a result of one of these frauds or any other type of fraud, you have become a victim of crime, you will need to attend your local police station to report the allegation.
Contact Us If you believe you might be being set up as a target for fraud or if you are an investigator and you think you might be dealing with this type of activity then please contact the SCD6 Economic and Specialist Crime OCU at the address or e-mail.
www.met.police.uk /fraudalert   (318 words)

 Voter Registration Fraud Clearinghouse - dKosopedia
It is now becoming clear that there is a massive, coordinated campaign orchestrated by the RNC and the GOP to commit nationwide fraud, disenfranchisement, confusion, and chaos.
Nathan Sproul is behind voter fraud in many swing states, including Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Added South Dakota Fraud Republican operatives resign over Absentee Ballot fraud and Ohio Fraud the operatives that resigned over the South Dakota Absentee Ballot fraud were shifted to lead the Ohio get-out-the-vote operation.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Voter_Registration_Fraud_Clearinghouse   (2865 words)

 Election Fraud
Thus the sudden, hugger-mugger decision by California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson to override the objections of his own experts and certify the eminently hackable voting machines of the politically partisan private firm, Diebold, for use throughout the state means, quite simply, that the fix is in for the 2008 race.
The fact that few in Congress are complaining about fraud is an indication of the totality to which both parties accept the status quo of a money based elections system.
The jarring strangeness of the results and the ubiquity of complaints from voters (e.g., those who voted for Kerry and then saw to their shock the machine record their votes as being for Bush), require some kind of explanation, or the legitimacy of elections and of the presidency would be imperiled.
www.crisispapers.org /topics/election-fraud.htm   (14475 words)

 A Socialite's Life
A phone call to her attorney was not immediately returned, nor was a call to Gleason later in the day regarding the fraud claim.
"Fraud" generally means the intentional deception of the Plaintiff by the Defendant in order to induce the Plaintiff to marry.
The perpetration of the fraud (prior to the marriage), and the discovery of the fraud (subsequent to the marriage) must be proven by corroboration of a witness or other external proof, even if the Defendant admits guilt (DRL §144).
socialitelife.com /2005/09/16/hollywood_courtroom_watch_renee_zellwegger_claims_fraud.php   (858 words)

 Explaining Zellweger's "Fraud" Claim - Sep 16, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sep 16, 2005, 1:30 PM PT When Renée Zellweger called Kenny Chesney a "fraud," she meant it only in the best way.
The Oscar-winning actress attempted to clarify Friday why her four-month marriage to the country singer all but ended this week when she filed for an annulment, citing "fraud."
"Fraud is a very high standard," Mayoue said.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,17382,00.html   (525 words)

 Welcome to the Fraud Victim Assistance Web Site!
Click on over to Sweetheart Scams at Women's (and Men's) Fraud Recovery Center where you will find the help you need to get even.
For victims of the worst kind of fraud - abuse, rape, and domestic violence.
is the best place to start if you think you are caught in the middle of a fraud (you're the middleman) or have been conned.
www.fraudaid.com   (701 words)

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