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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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This latest legal accomplishment comes less than two months after a South Florida jury awarded ADT $4 million in damages, including $1 million in punitive damages, in a similar deceptive sales lawsuit against Alder Holdings, another security company headquartered in Utah.
The inquiry concluded that UMT has made multiple deceptive claims in its prospectus and other promotional material regarding its ranking and accreditation just to make profits by luring new students into taking admission in the university, he added.
During the hearings, the UMT could not substantiate these claims, tendered an unconditional apology, and made a commitment to discontinue the practice of making deceptive claims.
The CCP has said that misleading and deceptive claims have jeopardised the future of thousands of students and caused financial losses to their parents.
It is dangerous, deceptive and ungodly to play politics with religion.'
In fact, CSPI has pioneered the use of litigation to remedy deceptive food marketing.
The author discusses the role of library catalogers in providing useful and accurate information to library users about deceptive literary works involving the veracity of the work or authorship that is in doubt.
"You think he must have an appreciation and respect for women - and you realise how deceptive that is."
The company also encourages users to report deceptive ads that may have slipped through its detection algorithms.
Rob Leathern, one of Facebook's ad tech directors, wrote: "This policy is intentionally broad while we work to better detect deceptive and misleading advertising practices.
Deceptive marketing practices by Kitchen Stone Foods not only deceived consumers but also harmed the business interest of its competitors.
It had also posted statements such as 'Processed Meat Causes Cancer: Switch to Kitchen Stone Products.' The company , however, could not substantiate its claims '100% non-processed' and 'Pakistan's first non-processed frozen food.' Deceptive marketing practices by Kitchen Stone Foods not only deceived consumers but also harmed the business interest of its competitors.