Questions tagged [fraud]

Crimes or torts involving deception for financial or other gain.

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Collecting California Unemployment during the pandemic while working full time [closed]

Ok I know it was wrong for me to be collecting unemployment while working, but it was during a pandemic and I was uncertain about the new job I was working for at that time. My question, moving ...
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If a business photocopies a signature onto a sales receipt from another document is it deceptive conduct? Are treatment plans a legal contract? [closed]

On my first visit to a dental office I was given and x-ray, consultation, and a treatment plan including cost estimates, which I agreed to. I could not afford the cost. I applied for a credit card to ...
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What are the legal implications of manipulating Bitcoin if you could “forge” transactions?

Imagine I have recently been abducted by highly advanced and strangely opinionated aliens who provide me with unfathomably advanced technology on the condition that I undermine Bitcoin (the aliens are ...
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Written promise pre-purchase vs signed agreement, what's stronger?

Imagine the following situation: A customer of a relatively high cost service asks a supplier for a full refund option bound to a specific condition that may or may not occur later in the process. The ...
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Is it a crime to falsely claim that you’re older than 16 in order to get vaccinated?

The Pfizer vaccine is only approved for people over the age of 16 in the US. Let’s say a person is 13 years old and wants to get vaccinated. Would it be a crime for them to arrive at a vaccination ...
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Do you get to keep a fraudulent money transfer that you are entitled to?

Reading this story got me speculating: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-02-17/citi-can-t-have-its-900-million-back TLDR: CitiBank accidentally wired $900m to creditors of a company they ...
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Do I lose anything by not responding to voicemail that I think is a fraud?

Not sure if this is a correct reddit. It looks like my phone number has been leaked somewhere and I 'won $5000 dollars' last week according to one call (yeah, right). Today I get a different voicemail ...
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Can you call the police over fraud in Tennessee?

I paid a guy to modify a keyboard over two months ago. I had been in frequent contact contact with him and suddenly he stopped contacting me late last February. He said it would take two weeks when I ...
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What are the penalties for attempting to fill a forged prescription in the U.S.?

My cousin who lives in Anaheim, California was just caught trying to fill in a forged prescription for a benzodiazepine (Valium/diazepam). He scanned and forged the original script given to him by a ...
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Are there any cases in which click fraud is legal?

I recently had an idea for a small cryptocurrency in which instead of paying with real money, you pay with clicks on pay-per-click ads and a portion of the revenue that the website makes off of that ...
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Creating money out of thin air [closed]

Let's say a robber breaks into a bank and accesses a computer. Except that they don't actually rob the bank: they hit a button, create money and put it somewhere obscure. What crime was committed? If ...
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Ownership of real estate in event of fraud: signed APS but deed not transferred due to real estate fraud

In this account I am speaking from the point of view of someone close to me. Suppose a couple years ago I sold my house in Penan to somebody else (both of us are foreigners), whom I'll refer to as B. ...
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Asking for a payment to release funds

A while back, a friend of mine did a dumb: she gave her savings to some guy in return for a vague contract to invest it for high returns. This wasn't an Internet/email thing; she knew this guy in ...
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Stocks and social media (pump & dump?)

Some wealthy and famous individuals have the power to influence the stock market simply by posting on social media. For example, a famous billionaire tweets "I'm excited to see what ACME develops ...
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Fraud litmus test for political fund raising?

Media has reported that the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Donald Trump have raised hundreds of millions on the basis of election fraud, which as I understand it has no basis in fact. What ...
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Are websites like r/WSB illegal due to market manipulaion?

Note: I am not invested in HTZ or GME. This is not investment advice and is in no way to be construed as investment advice. Websites like r/wallstreetbets can cause herd investments in various stocks....
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Is it illegal to sell a picture of an item (rather than the actual item) with the intent of fooling automated scripts into purchasing it?

As of right now, a lot of scalpers are setting up bots that are buying up hard to get things like capture cards, Xbox Series X, and PS5s. Is it illegal for someone to post a picture of one of these ...
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“Trump privately admitting it's over” — can he be therefore be prosecuted for Raffensperger call?

Not a lawyer, but if this reporting is correct, wouldn't it greatly increase Trump's legal exposure for the call with Brad Raffensperger about "finding 11,780 votes" this past Saturday, ...
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Could a nursing home accept payment to 'hire' someone for a one hour a month part time job to get a vaccine?

The Covid-19 vaccine is being released first to people who work for nursing homes, hospitals etc. In theory if someone values getting the vaccine as soon as possible they may be willing to go to ...
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Can I subpeona a bank to get contact information of bank account holders who defrauded me?

I have been a victim of online fraud. A large amount of money flowed from my account to various (around 10) Bank of America/PayPal accounts in the US. I have filed a police report. The police report ...
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Could the GoDaddy employee self-phishing test constitute a breach of contract?

Recently, GoDaddy executed a self-phishing test against its own employees. The message that employees received said that they could claim their holiday bonus by submitting their contact details on ...
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What happens if a USA House Rep or Senator is caught committing voting fraud *after* being sworn in a week or month later?

Hypothetical question: If a USA house rep or senator is caught with extremely strong evidence that shows they only won via voting fraud, whether through mass ballot harvesting or other forms of fraud, ...
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Is it against the law to forge identity documents if relevant information is accurate?

Organisations are required to "use all reasonable measures to verify the identity of a data subject who requests access". This has been implemented in some cases by requiring the data ...
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Would it be interstate fraud for a company to advertise a brand-new 1957 car?

A company advertises a brand-new 1957 car. They claim to have several in stock and will ship it right away. They know they don't have those cars and cant get them because they don't exist and never ...
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How do I discover an trust fund, or estate account, that is being hidden by a malfeasant executor?

I have documents indicating there is an estate account being held under a minority heirs name & SSN, but the bank agents refuses to answer any questions about the account! No local attorney will ...
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Is selling forgery-producing equipment a crime in the United States?

There are new opportunities emerging in forgery, including digital forgery of e-documents, deep-fake technology for creating false evidence, and 3D printing of the equipment (e.g., embossing tools) ...
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How to make invalid declaration form?

I am planning to leave my company, but my manager forced me to sign the declaration form, the form contains, I will work part-time I will update new technology I will support continuously I will ...
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Roommate Got Their Name off the Lease by Misleading

This is a major edit of a question which had number of ambiguities. Hopefully, the edits will clear the ambiguities. So, A, B, and C were co-tenants on a lease in an apartment in California and A, B, ...
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Is this scenario illegal or just immoral?

Imagine a sociopath (let's call him A) and has his fun by playing with depressive people, especially B. One day, B asks A if he can obtain potassium cyanide capsules for commiting suicide. A replies ...
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I believe an electric/gas supply company has forged a backdated letter to me. Is there any way I can prove this?

Currently engaged in a dispute with a gas/electric supplier and applying something called the "Back Billing Code", referring to the company, by law, only having the right to bill me for the ...
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Is it illegal in any western jurisdiction to hold a fraudulently obtained but legitimately issued passport of another country?

Are there any jurisdictions in western society where it's illegal to hold the passport of another country which was obtained fraudulently (either through lying or other means)? To be clear, the ...
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Selling artwork or other creative material under a fake persona

It is possible, using artificial intelligence, to generate convincing images of people who don't really exist. For some examples, see https://www.thispersondoesnotexist.com. If a person were to create ...
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Can Meng still be charged of fraud for not disclosing that Huawei owned part of Skycom?

Yet Meng’s legal team has now shown that the documentation submitted by the US to the High Court of British Columbia was incomplete. Other parts of the same document, not included in the US government’...
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Can I be charged for dental services that were never provided?

I was going to have my daughter's wisdom teeth removed at a local dental office. Upon arrival I signed a sales receipt to have our Smile Generation account charged $864 for the wisdom teeth removal; ...
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Is the game company required to help and take actions for a player who got scammed in the game for virtual currencies?

According to the answers in this question, you are legally responsible when scamming someone for virtual goods in a game. However, in most of the cases it is very hard to actually get any information ...
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What happens in Canada if a divorce invalidates in Iran?

Thank you for reading this and your help. A man, let's say mr. X has divorced his wife (with some fraud) in Iran and move to Canada with a work permit. The woman, let's name her Ms. Y, has ...
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Why some fraud is more easy to convict than others?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8344189/Lori-Loughlin-Mossimo-Giannulli-plead-GUILTY-college-admissions-scandal.html This "fraud" seems reasonable. Parents want to put kids in better school. ...
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Equipment purchased not shipped after over 3months

I purchased a ready-to-ship used printer in February 2020, the payment was acknowledged but the company has failed to ship. The printer was to be shipped immediately but its been over three months, no ...
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Is it illegal to use a fake name and address when buying from a competitor [USA]

The industry I am in is digital (nothing is mailed). There is a competitor in my industry and I want to compare our products with theirs. However I don't want them to know that their competitor is ...
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How do I prove unauthorized use of my signature?

I was recently terminated for allegedly violating the company attendance policy (claiming I did not contact my manager at least 30 minutes prior to start of my shift, which is a false accusation, but ...
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Is it fraud to intentionally mislead a buyer about the value of an item for sale?

Jimmy intentionally lies to Marco by telling Marco that Jimmy has a Kennedy half-dollar that's worth $800 because Kennedy is facing left not right. The actual value of the half-dollar is only $0.50. ...
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Accusing me of committing hit and run (when I didn’t)

I got a call from an investigator from Arlington Texas informing me that a couple has accused me of hitting their car in in December in their apartment complex parking lot. The husband stepped out of ...
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How can I effectively report this?

I am in the final round of a set of job interviews with a tech contracting company out of Atlanta. I passed the initial technical screening and the very easy coding interview for a machine learning ...
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Why aren't email providers liable in some way or another for scams operated via accounts on their domains?

Suppose a spam email tells you that you've earned $1m. To get the funds the email goes on to tell you to email joe.schmoe@gmail.com. My question revolves around why Gmail doesn't block "joe.schmoe@...
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Listing out-of-stock item for sale

I was purchasing a product off a website and the product only had one in stock, but it turns out the product was already sold and the product had still been up for quite some time after the purchase, ...
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Bank negligence, checkings account compromised by id thief and bank on purpose holds me responsible to further my debt with interest

I been a victim of id theft. On the same day that there were two fake checks deposited that were bounced, money was withdrawn physically within a branch of the bank, that day and another time four ...
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Is it legal to sell suspected or proven counterfeit US currency?

If someone ends up with suspected counterfeit US currency, what can they do with it? Obviously tendering it for goods or services would be illegal. Handing it in for analysis and eventual ...
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Can this be considered legally a fraud from a United Nations organization?

I came across a job advertisement few weeks ago in Stackoverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/305935/application-architect-net-c-sharp-unops?so=i&pg=1&offset=0&l=thailand&u=Km&...
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Is giving incorrect information to reduce an unenforceable “debt” fraudulent?

In a scenario where party A has requested party B pay a sum of money, but party B believes (with good reason) that A has no legal way of enforcing this so-called debt, would it be considered fraud if ...
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Is it legal to pay a contractor cash?

I know that some businesses accept cash in exchange for services and never declare that income (tax evasion). I understand that it is illegal for businesses to do so. But what about the other end of ...

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