Questions tagged [fraud]

Crimes or torts involving deception for financial or other gain.

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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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Defense against EEOC Case

As a security contractor, I tracked, via recorded video, an employee of Hispanic heritage in two cases of possible "drug trafficking" or corporate IP theft from the company by which I was contracted. ...
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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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Is it fraudulent to run two similar companies for splitting out debt?

I started a reconstruction project about 2 years ago. I signed a contract with a building firm, let's say A, including a reconstruction plan of about one year. One year and 9 months later the ...
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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 this considered fraudulent?

Someone I know kept a bank account hidden and different accounts and credit cards, for which she supplied a false address. The address in question was that of a friend's house. The bank account was ...
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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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Attorney Sanctions

A pro se litigant in NY, who has been litigating a complex matter for over 10 years, is finding that the opposition's papers have increasing false citations and gibberish in them. A good example is ...
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Would Veronica Theriault Have Been Arrested in the US?

There is a viral news story about an Australian woman named Veronica Hilda Theriault, who falsified her resume and used fake pictures and references to get a high-paying job. She was arrested and ...
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What constitutes FRAUD by a landlord before leasing?

I communicated with the Maryland leasing agent during Fall of 2018 by email as I was living in CA at the time. He offered a beautiful Penthouse apt. with all kinds of upgrades, a fireplace, balcony, ...
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An (undetermined) fraud in the terms of use

Before asking this question, I should say some words. Because this question seems similar to another question I asked, I worry someone may mark this as a duplicate without understanding - In fact, ...
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Breach of contract dismissed with prejudice, no burden of proof

This is a breach of contract case. I had all of the material fact, evidence, and memos in support totaling over 500 pages. The defendant clearly stated during depositions that he bought the business. ...
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Mistakenly agreed with a scammer’s term of use

Say, someone was scammed by a false online bitcoin mining service. He invested some money to buy the scammer’s service, the service was said to produce bitcoins online at a very fast speed without any ...
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A UK scammer frauded money from US victim

Could this US victim accuse this UK scammer? Since uk and us has different legislations, how should the victim accuse the scammer?
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Can an Australian freelancing platform refuse to pay money to the freelancer?

I was hired as a freelancer via an Australian freelancing platform, did the job and got money credited into my account. However, they suspected that my client made a fraudulent transaction and does ...
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Question about (kind of old) immigration process

Long story short: I live in Washington DC (South American country citizen, Green Card now). I started the process to get H1b Visa (March-2016, I know, long ago) with a company in Houston, TX. In ...
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As a victim of debit card fraud, what are my legal options?

I have just been a victim of debit card fraud where someone over five hours away in another state purchased over $500 in computer equipment last night. Nevermind, that my credit union seems so non-...
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Can intentionally providing climate change disinformation known to be false be construed as fraud?

Can intentionally providing climate change disinformation known to the provider to be false be construed as fraud? Initially I was thinking that this might be consumer fraud by tiny little news ...
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Legal uses of not-at-fault auto insurance money paid to mechanic

This all happens in California. Driver D has an accident clearly caused by responsible party R. (No one disputes that R caused the accident.) There is some damage to D's car. A claim is filed with ...
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Did i get scammed?

So last week, when i was walking in a supermarket, a guy approached me and ask if i can withdraw $200 of cash for him because his card doesnt work. So I got his detail and withdraw 200$ for him and he ...
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Cheated by business with fake positive reviews

I wanted to hire service of a hypnotherapist for a personal issue and looked up online in my area and found one based on the reviews on Google. The therapist recommended 10 weeks program and charged ...
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What laws would be broken if a university professor accepted money in exchange for better grades?

Suppose a student in an ordinary university offered $100 to his professor (or Teaching Assistant) in exchange for a five percentage point improvement in his grade. Suppose the professor/TA accepted it ...
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How to save marriage when wife's family influence/force for divorce

We both were in relationship from 2010, married in 2017 and were lived together almost 3 years under a roof before our marriage. Her parents were against the marriage because of caste and community ...
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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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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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