mail fraud

mail fraud - A scheme to get money or other assets from a postal customer by offering a product, service, or investment opportunity that does not live up to its claims. Prosecutors must prove that the claims were intentionally misrepresented and that the mails were used to carry out the scheme. (Also see fraud order)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • Mail fraud — refers to any scheme which attempts to unlawfully obtain money or valuables in which the postal system is used at any point in the commission of a criminal offense. Mail fraud is a legal concept in the United States Code which can provide for… …   Wikipedia

  • mail fraud — see fraud Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. mail fraud n. Using letter …   Law dictionary

  • mail fraud — n. The use of the mails to defraud someone. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mail fraud — noun A class of felonies, providing for a separate and additional federal penalty for any criminal offense whose perpetration involved the use of the postal system of the United States of America. The mail fraud statute and its counterpart, the… …   Wiktionary

  • mail fraud — The use of the mails to defraud is a federal offense requiring the government to prove a knowing use of the mails to execute the fraudulent scheme. U. S. v. Dondich (C.A.CaL), 506 F.2d 1009. Elements of mail fraud are a scheme to defraud and the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • mail fraud — noun use of the mails to defraud someone • Hypernyms: ↑fraud …   Useful english dictionary

  • mail fraud — See using mails to defraud …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • E-mail fraud — Fraud has existed perhaps as long or longer than money. Any new sociological change can engender new forms of fraud, or other crime. Almost as soon as e mail became widely used, it began to be used to defraud people via E mail fraud. E mail fraud …   Wikipedia

  • Mail and wire fraud — is a federal crime in the United States. Together, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341, 1343, and 1346 reach any fraudulent scheme or artifice to intentionally deprive another of property or honest services with a nexus to mail or wire communication. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • fraud — n [Latin fraud fraus] 1 a: any act, expression, omission, or concealment calculated to deceive another to his or her disadvantage; specif: a misrepresentation or concealment with reference to some fact material to a transaction that is made with… …   Law dictionary

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