Business / Taxes / Affinity Fraud: Affinity fraud occurs when a dishonest person plays on your affiliation with a group — such as a house of worship, social club, support group, charity, or veterans’ group — as a way to win your confidence in order to sell you something worthless or trick you into handing over cash. The scammer may actually be a member of the group or may just pretend to be. Affinity fraud is one the most difficult scams to protect yourself against because being suspicious of colleagues can undermine the reason you belong to a group.
Affinity Noun Synonyms: relationship, kinship, closeness, alliance, connection, sympathy, rapport
Fraud Verb Synonyms: trick, hoax, swindle, deception, cheat, wile, stratagem, dodge, bilk, ruse, sham, fake, subterfuge, flimflam, gyp, rip-off, scam
Fraud Noun Synonyms: deception, trickery, cheating, sharp practice, chicanery, deceit, swindling, double-dealing, duplicity, artifice, craft, guile, humbug, humbuggery, treachery, monkey business, funny business, hanky-panky
Business / Real Estate / Fraud: Any form of deceit, trickery, breach of confidence or misrepresentation by which one party attempts to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage over another. Unlike negligence, fraud is a deceitful pra MORE
Business / Real Estate / Statute Of Frauds: State law that requires certain contracts to be in writing and signed by the party to be charged (or held) to the agreement in order to be legally enforceable. MORE