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fraud

noun
 
 
/frɔːd/
[C or U] LAW the crime of getting money by tricking or deceiving people, or a crime of this type: serious/massive fraud We only investigate when there are sufficient grounds for believing serious fraud has taken place. The US Sentencing Commission has raised penalties for corporate fraud twice.credit card/tax fraud He was charged for federal tax fraud.bank/accounting fraud She pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bank fraud.engage in/commit/perpetrate fraud It is said that they knowingly helped corporate executives commit fraud. a fraud investigation/case/trial
[C] something that is not what it appears to be and is deliberately used to deceive people, especially to get money: What happens if the investment turns out to be a fraud?
[C] someone who deceives people, often to get money, by saying they are something they are not: She believes her lawyer was a fraud. →  See also investment fraud
Translations of “fraud”
in Korean 사기…
in Arabic احتيال…
in French fraude, imposteur…
in Turkish dolandırıcılık, düzenbazlık, sahtekârlık…
in Italian frode…
in Chinese (Traditional) 罪行, 詐騙(罪)…
in Russian мошенничество, мошенник…
in Polish oszustwo, oszustwa, oszust/ka…
in Spanish fraude, impostor…
in Portuguese fraude, embuste, trapaça…
in German der Betrug, der Hochstapler…
in Catalan frau…
in Japanese 詐欺…
in Chinese (Simplified) 罪行, 诈骗(罪)…
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