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Fraud
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Fraud as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 35 answers for the crossword clue 'Fraud', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Fraud a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Fraud as an answer itself some 76 times.

Fraud is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 with the answer being FORGERY, but the most popular answer for this clue is DECEIT.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
  • Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  • A person who makes deceitful pretenses

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

FAKE
(football) a deceptive move made by a football player

HOAX
Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

SCAM
A fraudulent business scheme

SHAM
Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

5 Letters

CHEAT
The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"

FAKER
A person who makes deceitful pretenses

PHONY
A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

PSEUD
A person who makes deceitful pretenses

PUTON
Increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

6 Letters

DECEIT
The act of deceiving

DEPICT
Show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

DUPERY
Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

HUMBUG
Communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive

POSEUR
A person who habitually pretends to be something he is not

PSEUDO
A person who makes deceitful pretenses

TAKEIN
Make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"

7 Letters

FORGERY
Criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud

RIGGERY SURINDER SOBTI

SHAMMER
Someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

SWINDLE
The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"

SWIZZLE
Any of various tall frothy mixed drinks made usually of rum and lime juice and sugar shaken with ice

8 Letters

CHEATING
A deception for profit to yourself

FLIMFLAM
A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

IMPOSTER
A person who makes deceitful pretenses

IMPOSTOR
A person who makes deceitful pretenses

PRETENCE Chris Roberson
An artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

9 Letters

CHARLATAN
A flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

DECEPTION
An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

IMPOSTURE
Pretending to be another person

PRETENDER
A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

10 Letters

DISHONESTY Chris McLoughlin
The quality of being dishonest

MOUNTEBANK
A flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

ROLEPLAYER
A theatrical performer

11 Letters

FRAUDULENCE
The quality of being fraudulent

12 Letters

EMBEZZLEMENT
The fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

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