anti-fraud

adjective

an·​ti-fraud ˌan-tē-ˈfrȯd How to pronounce anti-fraud (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: opposing or intended to discourage or prevent fraud
the anti-fraud provisions of the Federal securities laws
anti-fraud technology

Examples of anti-fraud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many companies would have detected the scheme with a simple credit check, says Frank McKenna, co-founder and chief fraud strategist at Point Predictive, an anti-fraud AI company. Alana Semuels, TIME, 28 May 2024 Glenn Leon, head of the Justice Department criminal division’s fraud section, said in the letter filed in Texas federal court that Boeing failed to make changes to prevent it from violating federal anti-fraud laws —a condition of the the 2021 settlement. David Koenig, Fortune, 15 May 2024 Parks said Red Hook is recommending anti-fraud measures to retailers, such as closer scrutiny of gift card displays, while also heightening awareness of the problem among merchants and local law enforcement. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 10 Apr. 2024 White House officials and lawmakers used the announcement as a springboard to propose legislation to provide more funding for anti-fraud enforcement, extend the statute of limitations on prosecuting crimes, and to improve government databases to better detect when payments should not be made. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2024 But there would be some chance at detection, thanks to anti-fraud features, like holograms, UV images, and microtext, now common on physical ID cards. Wayne Chang, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 An estimated 2,000 beneficiaries had their direct deposits redirected last year, according to anti-fraud officials at the Social Security Administration. Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2024 Walmart strenuously defends its anti-fraud efforts. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 17 Jan. 2024 Bhattacharyya said social media platforms should face common-sense regulations, including consumer protection and anti-fraud laws. Carrie Johnson, NPR, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-fraud was in 1836

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“Anti-fraud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-fraud. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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