Questions tagged [fraud]

Crimes or torts involving deception for financial or other gain.

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Is it fraudulent for an extension like adblock to still count as an ad impression for content creators

tl;dr: A Programmer writes a web browser Extension to download ads but not display them. The effect is that Sites accessed through this extension get to charge Advertisers for the ad being served, ...
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Is it legal for a retailer to modify a product to remove best before dates and batch numbers?

We manufacture and supply to retailers in the US, via a distributor, a trademarked liquid animal feed product. Recently we have discovered that one of the retailers has been wiping off the best before ...
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How well can one know the rules in gambling before it's legally fraud?

A Wired article from earlier this year describes how a regulatory change in Russia (suddenly prohibiting most gambling) flooded the market there with old slot machines. Some technically skilled ...
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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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Is it illegal to claim an address as your "primary residence" if you don't live there most of the time?

I currently live and work in NJ. I am single and live with my parents. The apartment we currently live in is small and I want to buy a house, but my state is pretty expensive. My parents found a ...
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Is a customer responsible for invalid transcations caused by using machines that fail to discern valid from invalid forms of payment?

Canadian law question here. I was recently accused of using a fraudulent credit card to pay for a parking permit. I used a debit card at the machine to pay, not seeing the small sign on the machine ...
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What is the scope of damages in common law fraud?

It appears to me that in case of fraud, the benefit-of-the-bargain rule defines the breadth and width of the liability of the tortfeasor in some U.S. states, and not strict liability. Do I understand ...
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Can buyer sue the seller who sold a car to the seller of a car?

If person A is a criminal man and changes the odometer of a used car then sells it to person B, then after some time person B who doesn't know about the truth advertises the car with the fake mileage ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it legal to track a scammer's IP address?

One of my contacts has messaged me asking for help about a scam. He was saying that one same person keeps harassing him with scam messages threatening to put some videos of him online if he doesn't ...
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International purchase for a family member

I have little experience with the law, so I wanted to ask about my situation before I take any action. A cousin asked me to purchase an item on Amazon and send it to them internationally via UPS (I ...
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Can a gas station employee use Skimmer Scanner in TN without getting in trouble?

I recently ran across Skimmer Scanner, which is an app that uses Bluetooth to scan for, connect to, and send no-op commands to verify certain common types of card skimmers. Given that the app uses ...
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Why didn't European VW cars owners get any reimburse after VW scandal?

I read that Volkswagen broke some American laws on the answer to another question, but it still baffles me how come in Europe there was no class action against the company. Besides, VW admitted to ...
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Where would I report a case of international financial fraud?

If I were confronted with a case of financial fraud in the United States, I would report it to a U.S. law enforcement agency, probably the FBI, or maybe the SEC. But to whom would I report an ...
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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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What is the name of the type of real estate fraud/scheme I'm describing?

I'm writing a mystery story right now that takes place in Texas and currently the motive is that the victim - a real estate agent - typically leases property to people (particularly people starting a ...
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Bus. & Prof. Code § 17100 provides penal provisions; can Bob files suit if non-lawyer?

It is typically a prerequisite of attorneys that only those with sufficient experience take on any cases relating to violations of Unfair Trade Practices and False Advertising (Bus. & Prof. Code § ...
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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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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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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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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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Buying a defect mobile

Recently, I bought a used mobile with invoice from a woman (i found the mobile in internet, and in the invoice she took off the part where is her name and address). As usual, I kept all discussions ...
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Can a medical professional be liable for not completing a procedure as claimed?

A patient in the United States goes to the dentist for a routine extraction of both bottom wisdom teeth (as explained to him beforehand by the dentist). The patient is put under general anesthesia, ...
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What could I do to stop this scammer?

I saw on Craigslist a car that used to belong to me for sale with a lower mileage than it had when I sold it (by more than 200000 miles). I want to stop this person from causing any damage, but I ...
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What options do I have to receive restitution from a company that defrauded me and was convicted in 2004?

I was defrauded in 2004 by a company and all the members of that company have been in jail after being convicted in court. I saw that they were ordered to pay restitution, which I never received. ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...