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dishonest methods used for personal benefit the use of dishonesty, deception, or false representation in order to gain a material advantage or to injure the interests of others. Types of fraud include false accounting, theft, third party or investment fraud, employee collusion, and computer fraud.

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Definitions of ’fraud’ and meaning of ’fraud’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’fraud’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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