Affinity Fraud

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.

Other Words for Affinity

Affinity Noun Synonyms: relationship, kinship, closeness, alliance, connection, sympathy, rapport

Other Words for Fraud

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

Statute Of Frauds

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

Subscriber Fraud

Technology / Cell Phones / Subscriber Fraud: Securing wireless service with intent to avoid payment. This is different from bad debt, which occurs when a known person or company has a payment obligation overdue and the debt cannot be collected. MORE