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Questions tagged [fraud]

A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.

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What harm can be done with a copy of one's passport?

In one of the questions on this site, it was suggested the use of Dropbox to save a backup copy of your passport, in case you need to proof who you are if your original document is lost. I like the ...
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What damage can person/s do if they have your passport number and visa control number?

I read What are the potential hazards of my passport or visa number being made public? as well as What harm can be done with a copy of one's passport? but it doesn't tell of what damages can be ...
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Is the ban on applying for a US visa after marriage fraud a lifetime ban or 10 years?

A Jamaican committed marriage fraud about 30 years ago by marrying a US citizen in a marriage where the groom was paid a certain amount of money to marry her. The groom got in legal trouble for an ...
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Hostel wants my Credit Card security code via email, is this legit?

Why would a hostel I book through HostelWorld want my credit card's security code (on the back)? Are they going to use this to charge their own deposit and essentially mess around with bookings ...
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UK Visa has been refused for false document

I applied for a marriage visitor visa, to get married to my boyfriend of 2 years. We met while we were students in the UK and have had vacations together in the two years but not in the U.K. With ...
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What happens if you cancel your credit card used to secure a booking?

If you reserve a hotel on say booking.com and cancel the credit card (this is very common for certain kinds of travelers...) used and then do a no-show how will they charge the (usually) one night ...