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Fraudulence

See also Forgery, Hoax.
Cagliostro
lecherous peasant posing as count. [Ital. Hist.: Espy, 335]
Confidence Man, the
an imposter who gulls passengers on a Mississippi steamboat. [Am. Lit.: Melville The Confidence Man in Magill III, 221]
Duke and the King, the
a pair of charlatans exposed by Huckleberry Finn. [Am. Lit.: Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn]
Gantry, Elmer
personifies hypocrisy and corruption in America’s religious practices. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]
Inspector General, The
pretending to be a government inspector, Khlestakov takes bribes and woos the mayor’s wife and daughter. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]
Krull, Felix
lives a double life, passing himself off under various identities. [Ger. Lit.: Mann The Confessions of Felix Krull in Magill III, 218]
Medium, The
Menotti opera about a fraudulent medium haunted by her own hoax. [Am. Opera: Benét, 653]
Mississippi Bubble, the
land speculation scam; ultimately back-fired on creators. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 326]
Pathelin, Master
small-town lawyer cheats his draper, who cheats a shepherd, who hires Pathelin and then cheats him out of his fee. [Fr. Drama: Haydn & Fuller, 466]
Peters, Jeff
made a career out of schemes for bamboozling the public. [Am. Lit.: O. Henry “The Gentle Grafter”]
Sabbatai Zevi
false messiah, head of Kabbalic movement in mid-1600s. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 544]
Schicchi, Gianni
effects a fraudulent will on the pretence that he is the testator. [Ital. Hist. and Opera: Gianni Schicchi in Collier’s]
Sludge, Mr.
medium pretends to greater powers and deceives many people. [Br. Lit.: Browning Dramatis Personae in Magill IV, 250]
Tchitchikov
attempts to make a fortune by buying up land-lords’ titles to dead serfs in order to mortgage them for capital. [Russ. Lit.: Gogol Dead Souls]
Tichborne
case false claimant to the Tichborne baronetcy sentenced to fourteen years’ imprisonment. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 898]
wooden nickel
cheap counterfeits circulating in 1850s America. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1164]
wooden nutmeg
sold by dishonest Connecticut peddlers as real thing. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1164]
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The fraudulent criminal websites appear first in search results, so the victims to click on them.
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He allegedly did this by submitting fraudulent tax returns on their behalf, claiming that they were entitled to tax deductions for, among other things, working abroad, working from home and having disabilities or medical expenses.
The competent committee took 30 days to investigate the fraud charges against the accused after the Public Prosecutor issued an order against those running the fraudulent investment scheme on May 3.
This statute defines a fraudulent conversion broadly making every conversion of nonexempt to exempt assets a conversion within the definition of the statute.
Report other fraudulent contacts either to the FBI or to the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Response Center.
In ABC's alleged fraud, the CPA might be required to restate the shareholders' equity in light of the fraudulent financial statements.
businesses have a First Amendment right to distribute unsolicited e-mail advertisements, but state and federal governments, responding to consumer complaints, now are investigating anti-spam laws that will help reduce the daily torrent of fraudulent e-mail sent to consumers.
In 1997, COSO published Fraudulent Financial Reporting: 1987-1997--An Analysis of U.
6501(c)(1) provides that, in the case of a fraudulent return with the intent to evade tax, the IRS may assess tax (or begin a proceeding in court for collection of such tax without assessment) at any time.
Enterprise Security Manager provides vulnerability assessment capabilities on machines that have executed one or both of the fraudulent certificates.
Many states have adopted the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act [1].