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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 total fraudulent IGST refund availed by these 14 firms amounts to Rs.
The management and contractors involved in the fraudulent acts were all arrested.
The report also highlights wrongful and fraudulent claims for single person discount when individuals living on their own are awarded 25 per cent off their council tax bills.
The state officials said that the incidence of fraudulent claims has increased in recent times.
A further PS462 million was lost in fraudulent Universal Credit claims, and PS306 million was paid to people fraudulently claiming employment and support allowance.
They said the organization has executed bulk SMS awareness campaign, created awareness through BISP website and electronic media, printed banners and hanged in all BISP Tehsil offices, made announcements through FM Radio while PTA has sent SMS to all active subscribers against fraudulent messages.
He said the police became aware of the incident on March 14 when one Adeniyi Ige, a security manager at Airtel Network Ltd, reported that his company received complaints from customers regarding withdrawal of various amounts of money from their accounts through fraudulent SIM swapping.
A financial intelligence expert Business Bhutan spoke to said this fraudulent transaction could have happened because of the carelessness of the people while shopping online using their international VISA debit card.
Under the actions against fraudulent messages, he said that BISP sends complaints received from different regions to telecommunication companies for blockage involved SIMs on fortnightly basis.
Though he had also sought information about the financial losses to its customers due to these fraudulent activities, SBI refused to share the same saying such information is exempted from disclosure under Section 7 (9) of the RTI Act of 2005.
The commonwealth charged defendant with falsely making or embossing a fraudulent credit card.
ISLAMABAD -- Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has planned to execute an extensive media campaign involving print and electronic media to create awareness among the general public about fraudulent SMS.