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In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (i.e., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation), a criminal law (i.e., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.A hoax is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.

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    NSW Is this considered fraud?

    My son is owed a substantial sum from a contractor. The contractor won't pay and so my son went to Ncat to recover the money. He altered an invoice not thinking about the consequences by $400. He withdrew it but the contractor is using this as a power play for the remaing funds. My son is owed...
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    NSW Financial abuse

    Hi I need advice for a relative. She is 33 yrs, Australian born. She lived with another family member (carer) from age about 4 to 21 due to her parents incarceration.There was a lot of physical abuse in the home with he natural children. At 21 she left Australia suddenly to live with her mother...
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    ID / emotional abuse fraud?

    Hi I need advice for a relative. She is 33 yrs, Australian born. She lived with another family member (carer) from age about 4 to 21 due to her parents incarceration.There was a lot of physical abuse in the home with he natural children. At 21 she left Australia suddenly to live with her mother...
  4. Ian Curtis

    NSW Can a Tribunal Order a Public Trustee to Stop Their Fraudulent Witholding of Documents from Centrelink?

    Public Trustee have refused to notify Centrelink that their client's house is being rented. I believe this is actually criminal fraud and stated as much in a Tribunal hearing. Before adjourning I asked that the Member order the Trustee to forward the information (including rental receipts and...
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    LAND LAW : REGISTERED TITLE : FRAUD

    My Question in regard to the attached problem question is... (ABOUT LAND LAW : REGISTERED TITLE : FRAUD) what interest/title does the original registered owner of a house have BEFORE the house was fraudulently mortgaged to the bank for a loan by the owner's stepchild without him knowing? what...
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    QLD Seller changed date on RWC

    Almost 3 weeks ago, I brought a car privately. car was advertised as in good condition, 4 brand nee tyres, recent service. Rego expired, but has RWC. About a week or so after buying it, gears are hard to get, cant change in or out of any gear when car is cold, oil was black and transmission...
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    NSW Centrelink accessing my bank statements and accusing me of fraud

    I am on the DSP. I went overseas and had an illness and could not return within the 28 day period. Centrelink lawyer Roula Allam rejected all the foreign medical records. Today I got an email that Centrelink advised they have my bank records. Ms Allam alleges as there was a transaction on my...
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    QLD Sold the house to get out of the contract for a dividing fence and committed fraud.

    Hi, Firstly, I am in QLD. I have an issue in that 1. The neighbor wanted a new dividing fence. 2. After months and months back and forth and applications and notices to QCAT we made an agreement together at a local coffee shop. (me to pay 500 they would pay the rest around 3,000, due to...
  9. Sammy11

    WA Aged care job convicted of Fraud

    I have been in Aged Care for 20 years and recently was convicted for credit card fraud. My police clearance is due in about 2 1/2 years and will then show the 10 counts of Fraud (they were not related to work and was on the lower scale) I am very concerned my aged care career will be over...
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    NSW Suing for fraud

    I have had an adjudication taken out against me by a contractor that did third party work for a client that refused to pay him. I had used him on this clients place to do some contract work for the client, which i also haven’t been paid for, and this work was finished and paid for three months...