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fraud

[frôd]
Etymology: L, fraudare, to cheat
(in law) the act of intentionally misleading or deceiving another person by any means so as to cause him or her legal injury, usually the loss of something valuable or the surrender of a legal right resulting from the action of that person on the misrepresentation.

fraud

Managed care The intentional misrepresentation or deception resulting in payment(s) for services not rendered or payment above that normally paid. See Medicaid fraud, Medicare fraud Patient care Dishonest practice; breach of confidence. See AIDS fraud, Health fraud. Cf Misrepresentation.

fraud

(frawd)
An act of deliberate deception performed to acquire an unlawful benefit, such as the improper coding of health services in a claim for payment.

fraud

(frawd)
An act of deliberate deception performed to acquire an unlawful benefit.

fraud,

n an intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another, in reliance on it, to part with something valuable or to surrender a legal right; deliberate deception; deceit; trickery.
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Phony insurance cards sell on the street for $50 to $200 apiece to persons who do not buy the car insurance required by law.
turfs, also turves [turvz]--[:"astroturf" for phony grassroots]--[NCEW jargon ca 2000]--a letter submitted to a newspaper for publication as part of a campaign to influence public opinion with mass-produced letters under the false pretense that each has been written by a reader of the newspaper
The US Postal Service reports that phony invoice scam artists succeed in collecting a significant percentage of all the bills they mail, but notes that due to the nature of the crime, it is impossible to determine the exact extent of losses.
For a related article on war-veteran impersonators, see "Only the Phony," VFW magazine, March 1999, pp.
The phony bills, with face values totalling $1billion, were used during the filming of Rush Hour 2 starring Jackie Chan.
LOS ANGELES -- A former employee of an Internet press release distributor was charged with putting out a phony release that sent a hightech company's stock plummeting and allegedly earned him nearly $250,000, authorities said late last month.
Phony News Flash: A study funded by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association recently found that blood cholesterol levels were no different when people were fed lower-fat diets with either very lean red meat (beef, veal, and pork) or white meat (poultry and fish).
A new study suggests that tumor cells can outwit the immune system by making large quantities of a phony, ineffective version of Fas.
The result was phony evidence cooked up by pretend experts who were really just G-men in lab coats.
They offer highpriced investments in stocks, bonds, and new business opportunities and might go so far as to furnish prospective victims with phony registration and prospectus papers.
newspaper reporting that yet another phony accident ring was broken up by the authorities.
These eight ounce containers have the phony code #OCT95L5S 1 89635.