Fraud and Dishonesty in Business
Class Notes

Produced by Group 8 (Michael E. Defazio, Jonathan A. Maxwell, Matt McClinch, Korey S. Mercier, and Scott Willie), CS 3604, Fall 1997.

Definitions via WWWebsters Dictionary


  1. a : intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right
    b : an act of deceiving or misrepresenting : TRICK
  2. a : a person who is not what he or she pretends to be : IMPOSTOR; also : one who defrauds : CHEAT
    b: one that is not what it seems or is represented to be

Wire Fraud:

  1. fraud committed using a means of electronic communication (as a telephone)


  1. lack of honesty or integrity : disposition to defraud or deceive
  2. a dishonest act

Ethical Values in the Business World

Consider four distinct situations in defining ethical values in the business world:

Legal Implications of Computer Fraud

Federal Laws Governing Computer Fraud:

Example Cases of Fraud:

There exists too many legal cases regarding fraud to mention here. A few examples will follow, as well as a web site whose main focus is getting information about incidents of fraud out to the public.

Protection and Detection of Fraud

Other Fraud
Related Links

Copyright © 1997 Korey S. Mercier, Biz Net Technologies. All rights reserved.
Edited and updated by J.A.N. Lee.
Last modified on 99/11/04.