Questions tagged [fraud]

Crimes or torts involving deception for financial or other gain.

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Are there successful ways of getting out of a reverse mortgage?

My father in-law took out a reverse mortgage several years ago. He later passed away. It wasn't until after his death that we learned about the reverse mortgage. He died approx. 4 years ago this ...
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I think someone is trying to frame me [closed]

Well back in 1984 I was involved in a lovers hit and run. The guy was abusing his girlfriend. My hit and run was successful and I got her away from her abuser. She ended up marrying some other guy. ...
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Close family member got me intro trouble in my home country, unsure how to proceed [closed]

I have immigrated from European countryA to European countryB several years ago. Before I left I was operating a small business with a close family member, they were taking care of the accounting/tax ...
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What recourse do I have against a person falsely claiming to reside at my home?

A relative who has never lived at our house is in the habit of falsely using our home address as their place of residence whenever disclosing their place of residence for legal purposes, rather than ...
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Outsourcing papers and other homework and screen sharing to India?

There are two cheating scenarios 1) In person 2) Online How are these cheating scenarios treated differently in academia?
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Is it legal to make a counteroffer without mentioning that the contract was altered?

This question is very similar to this one. It's about a hypothetical scenario in which: Party A (an individual or a company) writes a contract and sends it to party B Party B makes small changes to ...
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What do I do if someone forged my name on bill of sale to transfer title?

Hello I need help with advice on where to go with the situation I'm in. I made a deal with the guy to trade my Dodge Durango and my Mustang for his Suzuki street bike and a $2000 digital water pump. I ...
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Fraud if a director lies about being unable to pay

Context: Canadian Law; contractor; fraud Would it be considered fraudulence on behalf of the director (specifically CEO) of a company if they were to lie about being unable to pay a contractor, but ...
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I was a victim of fraud and mean to turn the fraudster in- how? [closed]

Long story short: a gutter cleaner drops a leaflet with phone number, and as my gutters needed to be cleaned I called him, we met and I gave him a deposit for the work in cash. The gutter cleaner put ...
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How can I report Fake News with deceptive misleading statements?

Jessica Nabongo is an "influencer" on the popular social media apps instagram, twitter, and Facebook. She marketed herself as attempting to be the first black woman to visit every country. Her "...
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what if two words in a law or act are being used but are contradictory? [closed]

specifically within the adam walsh act, in florida, it allows the ICAC to enact "proactive investigations" and this is how they avoid being pursued for entrapment. Blacks law definitions What is ...
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How do fast food chains get away with selling fake chicken?

Subway chicken only about 50% meat, according to Canadian study What's in your chicken sandwich? (Subway's "chicken" is 50% chicken, and Wendy's is 88%. The rest is non-meat additives) Subway ...
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How do free-speech protections in the United States apply in public to corporate misrepresentations?

Last night, I was driving behind a truck that had a very official-looking sign like this: (Sign says, "WARNING STAY BACK 200 FT. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BROKEN WINDSHIELDS!") Some cursory Googling ...
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Do corporations have any legal liability for XSS exploits that can harvest private/payment info?

So let's say there's a website that is made up of crowd sourced articles (let's say it's about politics). The website has users from around the world. All articles have to be approved by an editor, ...
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Schwab 401k 'hacked'; somehow they added/linked an unknown bank account and transfered out ~10% of my balance!! How

I recently received a couple of 'notification' emails from Schwab re. the approval/completion of various changes I supposedly requested to an old 'inactive' (past employer) 401k account, including: ...
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What is the best way to proceed with a legal action against US company from abroad?

Some time ago I have signed a contract with Premiere (Premiere Event, Rise of the Phoenix Inc, NYS Corporation) with Michael D Palance as Director, US company which is looking for young talents ...
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Example of “fraus omnia corrumpit” in which a person loses rights they had before a fraudulent act?

I'm looking for a bit of case law - as an inspiration more than as valid precedent - for the following scenario: A person has some prospective rights w.r.t. some physical objects, or future rights w....
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Is fake blackmail still illegal?

Someone spoofed the headers on an email to a redirecting address I own today and it's laughably written, but raised a question for me. The message claims to have kompromat on me that absolutely does ...
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Are Credit-Card fraud refunds legally obligated, or good customer service?

Supoposing my CC is stolen, I would expect that all purchase on that card after the theft, but before its cancellation would get refunded to me. Obviously the nature of that refund is going to depend ...
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How does bigamy affect a UK Spouse Visa?

I am a British citizen. I sponsored my 'husband' for a spouse visa but found out he's already married in the USA. His legal wife notified Home Office. I knew he was in a relationship but not that he ...
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Is lying to get “gardening leave” fraud?

A group of my friends was celebrating one of our group securing a new job, and he was complaining about having to continue working at his old job for his 3 month notice period, we started discussing ...
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Is there any law in place for identifying yourself if telling “the news”?

Is there any law requiring journalists, online editors or others who report or distribute news to accurately identify themselves? Do websites, such as Wikipedia and StackExchange, which many rely on ...
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Does signing a contract after explaining it was not legally binding count as contract fraud?

An individual recently claimed to have run into a situation where he was charged with "fraudulent contract activities" in a situation that my (admittedly quite limited) understanding of contract law ...
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Strict laws on using raised funds for specific reasons as opposed to any reason? [duplicate]

Are there any strict regulations in the U.S. when it comes to raising money through any means, AKA normal solicitation or using a third-party platform like Kickstarter, but using the funds NOT for ...
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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 ...