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Finance Glossary

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Fraud is considered a serious crime, and carries serious penalties, we might add, for anyone caught practicing it, including not just investment professionals but individual investors, too. Fraud is defined as any attempt to gain an unfair advantage over another party through the use of misrepresentation, concealment, or outright deception.