Bank Fraud is the use of potentially illegal means to obtain money, assets, or other property owned or held by a financial institution, or to obtain money from depositors by fraudulently posing as a bank or other financial institution. In many instances, bank fraud is a criminal offence
Bankruptcy Fraud is the use of potentially illegal means to obtain money, assets, or other property owned or held by a financial institution, or to obtain money from depositors by fraudulently posing as a bank or other financial institution. In many instances, bank fraud is a criminal offence.
Blackmail the action, treated as a criminal offense, of demanding money from a person in return for not revealing compromising or injurious information about that person.
Bribery the giving or offering of a bribe which is to persuade (someone) to act in one's favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement.
Computer Fraud/Hacking is the act of using a computer to take or alter electronic data, or to gain unlawful use of a computer or system. In the United States, computer fraud is specifically proscribed by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which criminalizes computer-related acts under federal jurisdiction.
Conspiracy a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
Copyright Infringement the action of breaking the terms of a law, agreement, etc.; violation. The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.the action of breaking the terms of a law, agreement, etc.; violation.
Corporate Fraud consists of activities undertaken by an individual or company that are done in a dishonest or illegal manner, and are designed to give an advantage to the perpetrating individual or company. imitate fraudulently.
Counterfeiting is a crime that describes a range of activities involving the production of fakes that are then presented in the place of genuine items. Counterfeiting is a federal crime, though it is important to understand how the federal legal definition of counterfeiting differs from the use of the word in other contexts.
Credit Card Fraud is a wide-ranging term for theft and fraud committed using or involving a payment card, such as a credit card or debit card, as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction.
Currency Schemes a type of unregulated, digital money, which is issued and usually controlled by its developers, and used and accepted among the members of a specific virtual community.
Cybercrimes Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet.
Embezzlement is defined in most states as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings.
Extortion the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
Financial Fraud can be broadly defined as an intentional act of deception involving financial transactions for purpose of personal gain. Fraud is a crime, and is also a civil law violation.
Forgery the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.
Fraud wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
Health Care Fraud includes health insurance fraud, drug fraud, and medical fraud. ... Damages from fraud can be recovered by use of the False Claims Act, most commonly under the qui tam provisions which rewards an individual for being a "whistleblower", or relator (law).
Identity Theft is the deliberate use of someone else's identity, usually as a method to gain a financial advantage or obtain credit and other benefits in the other person's name, and perhaps to the other person's disadvantage or loss.
Immigration Fraud includes the solicitation of services by those unauthorized to practice law; the sale of immigration forms otherwise offered for free by the U.S. government; promises to expedite immigration petitions for a fee; and related scams.
Insider Trading the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one's own advantage through having access to confidential information.
Insurance Fraud is any act committed with the intent to obtain a fraudulent outcome from an insurance process. This may occur when a claimant attempts to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled, or when an insurer knowingly denies some benefit that is due.
Intellectual Property Theft involves robbing people or companies of their ideas, inventions, and creative expressions—known as “intellectual property”—which can include everything from trade secrets and proprietary products and parts to movies, music, and software.
Investment Schemes which is sometimes referred to as a 'pooledinvestment', is a fund that several people contribute to. A fund manager will invest the pooled money in one or more types of asset, such as stocks, bonds or property.
Larceny theft of personal property.
Loan Fraud is a crime in which the intent is to materially misrepresent or omit information on a loan application in order to obtain a loan or to obtain a larger loan than could have been obtained had the lender or borrower known the truth.
Mail Fraud is any fraudulent scheme to intentionally deprive another of property or honest services via mail.
Medicare Fraud is the claiming of Medicare health care reimbursement to which the claimant is not entitled. There are many different types of Medicare fraud, all of which have the same goal: to collect money from the Medicare program illegitimately.
Money Laundering the concealment of the origins of illegally obtained money, typically by means of transfers involving foreign banks or legitimate businesses.
Mortgage Fraud is a crime in which the intent is to materially misrepresent or omit information on a mortgage loan application in order to obtain a loan or to obtain a larger loan than could have been obtained had the lender or borrower known the truth.
Perjury the offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation.
Ponzi schemes a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a nonexistent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors.
Prescription Fraud Misrepresenting yourself to a doctor or pharmacist, doctor shopping, or being dishonest when obtaining controlled substances from a doctor or pharmacist are examples of prescription fraud. Physicians who prescribe drugs without a legitimate purpose may be accused of prescription fraud as well.
Racketeering dishonest and fraudulent business dealings.
Real Estate Fraud occurs when one party intentionally uses false information in order to gain an advantage during a real estate transaction.
RICO The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.
Securities Fraud also known as stock fraud and investment fraud, is a deceptive practice in the stock or commodities markets that induces investors to make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, frequently resulting in losses, in violation of securities laws.
Tax Evasion the illegal nonpayment or underpayment of tax.
Tax Fraud occurs when an individual or business entity willfully and intentionally
falsifies information on a tax return in order to limit the amount of tax liability.
Telemarketing Fraud is fraudulent selling conducted over the telephone. The term is also used for telephone fraud not involving selling. Telemarketing fraud is one of the most persuasive deceptions identified by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Theft the action or crime of stealing.
Wire Fraud is any fraudulent scheme to intentionally deprive another of property or honest services via wire communication.