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  1. fraud
    IPA[frôd]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fraud, plural noun: frauds

    • noun

      wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain:

      a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities:

    • noun

      financial fraud involving the use of telecommunications or information technology.
    • noun

      the practice of repeatedly clicking on an advertisement hosted on a website with the intention of generating revenue for the host site or draining revenue from the advertiser:
    • noun

      fraud that targets people belonging to a particular community or group, typically that in which someone pretends to be a member of the group in order to gain the trust of others:
    • noun

      financial fraud involving the use of telecommunications or information technology.
    • noun

      the practice of repeatedly clicking on an advertisement hosted on a website with the intention of generating revenue for the host website or draining revenue from the advertiser:
    • noun

      fraud that targets people belonging to a particular community or group, typically that in which someone pretends to be a member of the group in order to gain the trust of others:
    • noun

      a division of a police force appointed to investigate fraud.
    • adjective

      designed to prevent fraudulent practices:
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