fraud fraud  /f ˈrɔd/


  1. (n) intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
  2. (n) a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  3. (n) something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage


  1. About 200,000 votes have been thrown out of the tally of Afghan election results because of fraud, an election official said Tuesday.
  2. But the biggest tip-off of a fraud was that Madoff reported his fund was down only three months out of 87, whereras the SP 500 was down 28 months during the same period.
  3. You've probably heard a lot about possible voter fraud on Tuesday, as there as been a lot of potential for voter fraud.


  1. Man charged with fraud after driving truck into creek, reporting it stolen

    A Beaufort County Man is charged with insurance fraud after he drove his truck into a creek and reported it stolen nearly five years ago. In July of 2008, 38-year-old Jerry Wayne Davis reported his 2008
    on June 26, 2013     Source: WNCT Greenville

  2. USPS, Intuit, Aviva and Security Expert Andras Cser to Share Cybercrime Fighting Techniques at iovation Fraud Force ...

    iovation, protecting business from Internet fraud and identifying good online customers leveraging the world's most comprehensive device reputation database, today unveiled the list of speakers at its ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Criminals Beware, Fraud Investigators Take To Social Media

    Chris Mathers is a crime fighter and has also worked undercover for law enforcement agencies in Canada and the U.S. Today, he spoke at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners conference in Las Vegas and gave these words of wisdom to the audience, "People don't steal money to save it." He has a point. When Madoff was busted he had a place in Palm Beach, a yacht, some nice watches, a ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. Bernanke told the conference, organized by the Chicago Fed, that the central bank "will do all that we can to prevent fraud and abusive lending and to ensure that lenders employ sound underwriting practices and make effective disclosures to...
    on May 17, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: USA Today

  2. "We will root out the waste, fraud, and abuse in our Medicare program that doesn't make our seniors any healthier, and we will restore a sense of fairness and balance to our tax code by finally ending the tax breaks for corporations that ship our...
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Economic Times

  3. In sending Skilling's case back for more hearings, Ginsburg said, "Because Skilling's misconduct entailed no bribe or kickback, he did not conspire to commit honest-services fraud under our confined construction of (the law)."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: USA Today

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