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deception

n. the act of misleading another through intentionally false statements or fraudulent actions. (See: fraud, deceit)

deception

in English criminal law it is an offence to obtain property by deception. It is committed by deceiving, whether deliberately or recklessly, by words or conduct as to fact or law, including the person's present intentions. It is also an offence to obtain services in this way.
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John Wilkinson, defending Dobson who admitted obtaining money by deception, obtaining property by deception and attempting to obtain money by deception, said his client was thought of very highly and was in good employment with a plastics company.
The "Sino-Soviet Split," the alleged splits between the USSR and Romania, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia, and Moscow's "break" with so-called "Eurocommunist" moderates in Western Europe were all elaborate deceptions managed by the Kremlin and its KGB strategists.
A treasury of deception; liars, misleaders, hoodwinkers and the extraordinary true stories of history's greatest hoaxes, fakes and frauds.
The man wanted for the alleged deceptions is from Manchester.
But presidential deceptions tend to have unintended consequences that fall on not only the liar hut also his successors.
He is also charged with obtaining an exemption from council tax, by deception, of sums of pounds 297, pounds 2,333, pounds 1,100, pounds 1,182, pounds 1,100 and pounds 1,319 also dating to 1996.
What united Cook's cast of characters was not simply their interest in exploring the line that separated the genuine from the fake, but also their penchant for drawing attention to their deceptions and inviting audiences to speculate about their authenticity, a marketing strategy inspired by an astute understanding of the times.
The Golden Bowl is a story of deception, a subject its author had mastered by the time he got around to writing it in the autumn of his career.
As Whalen observes, however, he never really apologized in this autobiography for any duplicitous business behavior, and it is easy, if not entirely fair, to join Whalen in dismissing such somewhat sanctimonious and self-conscious protestations as an effort to profit doubly from the deceptions: first by carrying them out, then by exposing them in a lucrative book.
The commander of Army Group B, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who had experienced numerous deceptions in the North African campaign, was suspicious of this story because he noticed the Luftwaffe had an easy time flying reconnaissance missions over the FUSAG area, whereas the air defenses over southern England were nearly impenetrable.
Clinton has lied to us, deceived us, and then covered up his deceptions about something which, however odious, we did not need to know about and caused no one to lose a life.
The ThreatDefendaAaAo Deception and Response platform works by enticing in-network attackers with highly authentic looking credentials, decoys, applications, and database deceptions designed to attract adversaries into engaging.