What is fraud?

Fraud is best described as any deceitful or intentionally dishonest conduct, involving acts or omissions or the making of false statements, orally or in writing, with the objective of obtaining money or other benefit from a person/organisation for him/herself or another, or evading a liability. In simple terms, using deceit to obtain an advantage (property or financial) or to avoid an obligation. Defrauding people of money is the most common type of fraud.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has primary law enforcement responsibility for investigating serious or complex fraud and corruption against the Commonwealth. The fraud and anti-corruption business area enhances the AFP response to serious and complex fraud against the Commonwealth, corruption by Australian Government employees, foreign bribery and complex identity crime involving the manufacture and abuse of credentials.

What is a scam?

A scam, or confidence trick, is an attempt…

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