fraud has definitions from the fields of law,criminal law
[ noun ] (law,criminal law) intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

The Postmaster_General recently reported that mail_order frauds - among which fake therapeutic devices figure prominently - are at the highest level in history .

[ noun ] a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

Though it was a great relief when the big brains on these shows turned_out to be frauds and phonies , it did irreparable damage to the ego of the editor and many_another intelligent , well-informed American .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Authorities believe that many_of the Doctor Frauds using these false health gadgets are still in business .

[ noun ] something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Used in print

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

How could the rich , for whom life was made so simple , ever understand the subterfuges , the lies , the frauds , the errors , sins and even crimes to which the poor were driven in their efforts to overcome the great advantages the rich had in the race of life ?

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

Somehow , all the other passengers ( also supposed to have died in_this web of elaborate frauds to cover_up the disappearance of the personnel of the Gabriel ) had simultaneously `` agreed '' to die .