fraudulent

adjective
fraud·u·lent | \ˈfrȯ-jə-lənt \

Definition of fraudulent 

: characterized by, based on, or done by fraud : deceitful fraudulent use of a credit card fraudulent claims for unemployment compensationWall Street Journal

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fraudulently adverb
fraudulentness noun

Examples of fraudulent in a Sentence

Corrupt leaders were chosen in a fraudulent election. fraudulent use of a credit card the victim of a fraudulent scheme
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The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating the potential fraudulent use of credit cards by as many as eight Rutgers football players, Keith Sargeant of NJ.com reports. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "Report: Rutgers Investigating Up to Eight Football Players in Connection to Credit Card Fraud," 12 July 2018 Many states, including Maryland, already use recognition software at the DMV as a way to spot duplicates and potentially fraudulent identities in the system. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "How facial recognition helped police identify the Capital Gazette shooter," 29 June 2018 According to court records, federal agents were running a sting operation on Dixon, who would eventually be sentenced to three years in prison for arranging dozens of fraudulent marriages for cash. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Overdoses, prison, scant treatment: Mother's story shows state of KC’s opioid crisis," 26 June 2018 Police disclosed Wednesday, Jan. 31, in a news release that the two men are not employed by the utility and are running a fraudulent scheme to get into homes to steal items. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Police issue warning after Waukesha family hit by thieves posing as water utility workers," 31 Jan. 2018 The social network has long been plagued by groups of bots and fraudulent accounts, including a notorious Russian-linked network that sowed chaos for years, culminating in an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Why Your Twitter Follower Count Might Go Down This Week," 11 July 2018 An individual from the 900 block of Bluff Road reported at 10:43 p.m. July 3 that someone opened a fraudulent business account and managed to access the individual’s account and take more than $10,000, police said. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Police: Glencoe resident reports ongoing social media harassment since last year," 6 July 2018 The defendants used the cards and made initial payments on the balances using fraudulent bank accounts, but then told the banks the accounts were bogus. Gillian Flaccus, Fox News, "Top US attorney in Oregon charges 9 in fraud, pot scheme," 12 June 2018 The defendants used the cards and made initial payments on the balances using fraudulent bank accounts, but then told the banks the accounts were bogus. Washington Post, "Top US attorney in Oregon charges 9 in fraud, pot scheme," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of fraudulent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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fraudulent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fraudulent

: done to trick someone for the purpose of getting something valuable

fraudulent

adjective
fraud·u·lent | \ˈfrȯ-jə-lənt \

Kids Definition of fraudulent

: based on or done by deceit a fraudulent claim

Other Words from fraudulent

fraudulently adverb

fraudulent

adjective
fraud·u·lent

Legal Definition of fraudulent 

: characterized by, based on, or done by fraud — compare deceptive, false, misleading

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