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fraud

noun uk   /frɔːd/ us    /frɑːd/

fraud noun (CRIME)

C2 [C or U] the crime of getting money by deceiving people: credit card fraud He is fighting extradition to Hong Kong to face trial on fraud charges.

fraud noun (FALSE)

C2 [C] someone or something that deceives people by saying that they are someone or something that they are not: She was a psychic who was later revealed to be a fraud.
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