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Fraud

Fraud is, roughly, the crime or offense of deliberately deceiving another in order to damage him -- usually, to obtain property or services from him unjustly. [1] (http://www.lectlaw.com/def/f079.htm)

Forms of fraud include confidence tricks such as the 419 fraud; false advertising[?]; identity theft; forgery of documents or signatures; the selling of products of spurious use, such as quack medicines; false insurance claims; and securities frauds such as pump and dump.

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