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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 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...
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    TAS Time Limitation on making a fraudulent insurance claim

    Someone I know made an insurance claim over a break and enter where some of his possessions were stolen The insurer either partially paid out or didn't pay out as they thought something was amiss (valuable easy to lift stuff was left behind). He forgot to mention to them that his entire indoor...
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    Need Help / suggestion : Partner is doing fraud in legal matters

    Me and my wife are indian migrated to australia Melbourne i divorced her in India , and got divorced certificate as well from govt . However she filed case in higher court in india to cancel the divorce as i should divorce her in Australia as i was trying to save my property and child...
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    QLD Paternity fraud

    Hi I’ll write later
  5. HazelSmith

    Fraud in accounts for business valuation

    My Questions are about business valuation and veracity of records. the party filed annual tax returns reports for four years (produced by his accountant) to the court and submitted to the forensic accountant for business valuation. however, the annual reports contain the difference figures from...
  6. DaniDee

    QLD Civil Fraud

    Hi, Im seeking for advice on how to commence civil fraud, deception & dishonesty application to the supreme court for a personal situation, not commercial. Yes, its over $750,000. TIA
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    VIC Fraud

    a person sold a car that was supposedly in good condition, minutes after receiving it the Check engine light came on, I took it to the mechanic and the car needs an engine change and other things, the seller lied to me about the condition of the car , took advantage of the fact that I do not...
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    QLD Signature fraud

    Can someone forge a signature on a legal document even if they have permission to do so
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    VIC nomination fraud

    If you are aware of someone committing multiple nomination frauds, do you report the person to Vicroad or the Police?
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    vehicle roadworthy fraud

    Good morning , I recently purchased a 2005 for territory from Greys online auction with reg and roadworthy - Cost $4800 when driving home the car stated pulling left and steering shook violently - I took the car to my mechanic to have an independent safety check roadworthy done. It...