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Questions tagged [fraud]

Crimes or torts involving deception for financial or other gain.

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Is it tax fraud for an individual to declare non-taxable revenue as taxable income? (US tax laws)

Hypothetically, A wants to pay B a considerable amount of money. In order to reduce the paper trail, A pays me the money and I transfer it to B. To further obscure the paper trail, I declare the ...
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Is wash trading illegal?

I put some money in Bitforex and some say that they do wash trading. This is where they inflate the volume of trade in their sites. Is it legal? Also, what's the jurisdiction of Bitforex?
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Dental Billing Insurance for 3 times the amount for a crown than quoted to the patient, Legal or not?

The patient is given a quote for a crown total of $900.00. The patient paid the deductible and her quoted portion of $450.00 up front. When the patient received an EOB from the insurance $1600.00 had ...
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Can criminal fraud exist without damages?

If I fraud someone, invest their money and pay it back is there any criminal offense? Does fraud require damages? Will most judges realistically treat this a criminal case?
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Is it illegal to make a truthful statement about a fictitious ingredient?

Let's say that a company is selling a moisturizing cream with the "stuffase-free" marketing argument on its face label. The cream indeed doesn't contains stuffase, but the label is implicitly ...
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College admissions scandal

During the U.S. attorneys' office press conference, Andrew Lelling said, "We're not talking about donating a building so that a school is more likely to take your son or daughter. We're talking about ...
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Car repossessed from fraudulent loan

My family member's son in law took out a loan in the family member's name using the family member's car as collateral. No payments were made on the loan. The car was repossessed after the loan ...
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Fraud by a Police Dispatcher

Ex daughter in law forged mine and my husbands signature on a title to a camper. (Valued at 4500.00.) This was done a week after my husband passed away. She was working as a Police Dispatcher and ...
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Is it legal to pose as a competitor's customer?

If company X wants to find out information about company Y's online product, is it illegal for X to hire a contractor to pose as a customer using false details? Assuming no documents are signed, has ...
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Can I accept a food delivery addressed to my house?

Earlier today the local cookie delivery service knocked on my door with cookies that were already paid for that I did not order. The guy said it was addressed to my townhouse (eg 555 E Cardboard St)....
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Someone used my bank account to do online fraud

A while ago I was contacted by an old friend who wished to borrow my bank account to do online transactions, which has online banking enabled, while theirs is not. They want to confirm payments before ...
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Cohen paying IT firm to rig news polls at the behest of Trump - who is at fault and what is the crime, if any? [duplicate]

Michael Cohen, Trumps former lawyer and personal "fixer", has admitted that he paid an IT firm to create a program to repeatedly vote for Trump in several prominent online polls run by news ...
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Is it illegal to influence an on-line poll by creating false responses?

We don't know enough of the details of the current news reports that Michael Cohn hired a contractor to cause an online poll to report incorrect results. If the mechanism of this deception was the ...
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Whats the consumer's rights when an online account has been breached?

I have an online account with the Company "A". On that account my PayPal account is linked. A few days ago I received a text from my Bank that my bank account has been charged ( The amount was not ...
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Envelope stuffing job advertisements in usa

If an advertisement for a job stuffing envelopes is fraudulent(which i suspect will usually be the case), does that fraud fall under a mail fraud statute? Is that something that the post office is in ...
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how are companies like metasploit and trustedsec and rapid7 legally protected?

rapid7 and trustedsec develop professional penetration testing software rapid7 also sells a pro version of metasploit...my question is that if someone uses their software illegally how are those ...
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How to fix a forged endorsement on a cashier’s check

What is the best fix for a cashier’s check with a forged endorsement signature that hasn’t been deposited yet? If the forged signature is crossed out and initialed, and then an authentic signature is ...
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Is this fraud by abuse of position?

An acquaintance of mine is the leaseholder of a flat. The management company for the block has appointed Ms P to be the person specifically responsible for this block. Ms P has awarded a significant ...
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False debt on credit report, original creditor bankrupt/ out of business multiple fraud lawsuits filed against them in state

I recently discovered a collections on my credit report, over $4000 U.S. The original creditor was a now defunct property management company. They are notorious here in Idaho for evading with over $1 ...
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If a broker (AKA man-in-the-middle-scammer) cheats a buyer, can the seller be held responsible?

For example, the deal is that BrokerSneaky mails a payment to Seller. Seller has placed something in escrow as required by BrokerSneaky. BrokerSneaky DOES NOT mail anything, but instead gets ...
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Is it theft/fraud if one sends confidential info from their work laptop to their own personal web mail but there is no malicious intent? (UK/US)

Sender's intentions are non malicious, but the sender knows they are not supposed to send confidential info out of work laptop, and sender deleted some sent emails to cover up. Their intent is to do ...
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How do I press charges against my former broker for forgery?

I am a Realtor. When I was first licensed I began working for a broker in Los Angeles, CA. After almost 2 years we had a dispute and he refused to pay me. It was at this time it was discovered that I ...
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How to deal with paypal claims? [closed]

So, I shipped an item to a buyer. When the product was delivered, the buyer told me by email the color of the product is different from the colors showed in the photo on my store. He attached me the ...
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Is there contract law to protect tenants from leasing under false pretenses?

I've recently signed a lease for an apartment in Maryland. Before signing the lease I visited the unit in person, spoke with leasing staff, made a deposit to reserve the unit, and received a written ...
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Is it legal to send someone a notorized legal document from an address that doesnt belong to them?

I have recently received a legal document from my ex wife from a address that does not belong to her, is this legal in the state of ny?
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Can a conspiracy involve unknown persons

Specifically in the UK, regarding a conspiracy to defraud, is it necessary for the persons making an agreement to actually know each other, or is it sufficient for one to make an offer to any 2nd ...
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If Barefoot v. Jennings is upheld by CA Supreme Court, what recourse would disinherited child have against undue influence by unscrupulous caretaker?

Background My friend (plaintiff) has an open case against her mother's unscrupulous caretaker (defendant). Plaintiff is claiming that the defendant used 'undue influence' against plaintiff's mother, ...
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At what point is it breaking the law during an online scam

Generally speaking, at what point it becomes illegal to be pretending that you're a Microsoft tech support (or better yet a random tech support not affiliated with any well known company) OR pretend ...
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Are there anything misleading about this ads?

https://skylinktvantenna.com/orderint-mod-sh/vsl1.php I removed all tracking links There is this statement that I believe is fraudulent But how can you watch all this for free? The secret lies ...
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Is Intentional Immaterial Fraud Legal?

Normally, an element of the tort of fraudulent misrepresentation, the tort of negligent misrepresentation, statutory securities fraud offenses, and a criminal fraud offense based upon a ...
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What to do about evasive debt collection agency I hired

Please excuse this question if I've overlooked obvious options, but I'm not an American citizen and I live outside of the USA, so I'm not familiar with American legal system, or agencies who might be ...
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CEO hiring himself as a consultant

Is a CEO of a U.S. public company allowed to hire a consulting firm for which he is the sole or primary employee? Example: Suppose a compensation committee within the board of directors of company ...
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Fraud by private hostel management

I am a college passout student who is doing his internship in a company for 3 month and was in need of a place to stay for this period. I took shelter in a private hostel where I was made to sign a ...
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Is it illegal to purchase stocks with money that came from a Brinks truck?

There have been many times over the years when a Brinks truck has overturned, or the security guards forgot to lock the rear doors, and money came out of it while in route to its destination. Say a ...
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Is modifying an academic transcript illegal?

On my University of Washington unofficial transcript, it says ANY ALTERATION OR MODIFICATION OF THIS RECORD OR ANY COPY THEREOF MAY CONSTITUTE A FELONY AND/OR LEAD TO STUDENT DISCIPLINARY ...
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What to do about Fake Positive Reviews

There is a company that I have run into that had a sudden review surge. In each of these 20+ reviews, they, as in individual accounts, review a combination of the same places having reviewed by an ...
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In the US: Would it be illegal (maybe fraud) for a musician to fake their own death?

I heard about someone who had to do with recording a Jerry Garcia solo album but he died right before it came out and this guy made TONS of money off of it. The Beatles also got a lot of attention ...
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Is Bank responsible for protecting me from fraud?

I applied for a part time job on Indeed to be a “Secret Shopper for Walmart”. I took the bait and was sent a check for 2k and given an assignment to buy iTune cards at two Walmart and do a customer ...
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How would the law in US handles private investigation like this?

I saw video where there is evidence beyond any doubt (reasonable or not) that a company is committing fraud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-avpx8UTakI How would US laws handles this? Is it legal ...
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What will I be charged with in Manhattan, New York?

I conspired with Daisy to steal a NYSE work badge/access card from Sanjay and Daisy replaces his badge with a fake one. I impersonate Sanjay (make my appearance like his) and sneak into the NYSE with ...
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After passing security, is it legal to give your boarding pass to someone else?

After passing security, is it legal to give your boarding pass to someone else?
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Are there legal labelling requirements regarding the “moisture-wicking” property claimed for certain fabrics?

Or can I just claim that any fabric is moisture-wicking? Could I sell a garment advertising that it wicks moisture into outer-space, using technology developed by astronauts? While protecting the ...
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Why is Sim Lim Scammer in Jail even though technically his victims agree?

https://coconuts.co/singapore/news/33-months-jail-sim-lim-square-conman-jover-chew-whos-getting-treatment-depression/ Sim Lim scammer is in jail for "scamming". That one is obvious. We sort of know ...
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Is one person creating multiple companies with similar names to competitors considered fraud?

In Wisconsin, there's an individual, let's call him Dan, in a city who has basically created multiple "off-brand" companies with incredibly similar names to their competitors. These are made up ...
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I suspect bait-and-switch selling, what can I do as a consumer?

I’ll keep this as generic as possible in terms of which store and which products were involved, but here’s the situation: Location, product(s) and retailer: I’m in Canada, the seller is a chain ...
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Is altering the manufacture date of anything a fraud?

Today I bought a cordless drill from Amazon. I immediately noticed something weird: on the label, under the inevitable "made in china" text, there is what looks like a manufacturing date. However, it'...
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What remedies are there if it was subsequently discovered that a witness lied at trial?

Suppose this is a tort case (my understanding is unlike a criminal case there is no double jeopardy in tort cases), where a plaintiff was suing a defendant for a lot of money in a tort. A witness ...
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Can a company legally disable a product on the basis it was acquired fraudulently?

I recently bought a product on eBay, that turned out to have been directly bought from the manufacturer with stolen credit card info. A couple months after the purchase, the hardware, which "calls ...
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What would be required to prosecute a person attempting internet fraud in Nigeria?

I've recently been emailing back-and-forth with a spammer from Nigeria. Background: After he spammed RPG.SE, I decided to have a little fun emailing back and forth with him Here's a transcript of our ...
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When is it Illegal to Lie in Inter-Personal Relationships?

I casually date someone. We split restaurant bills and have consensual sex. I lie about my income, health, age, name, and marital status to them. Is this lying illegal? Already looked at When it ...