The simplest definition of fraud is the intentional deception of others as means to withhold the truth in an effort to gain or maintain financial wealth.
When searching Google.com for the “definition of fraud” the following top rated result is returned (see image below).
Encountering FRAUD at any of the following levels is not only unacceptable, it should be criminally prosecuted and all those involved (wither through intentional or their own gullibility that has resulted in harm to the victim or victims) should face civil and/or criminal penalties:
- Medical Fraud
- Academic Fraud
- Research Fraud
- Professional Fraud
Continuing to allow these same type of unethical, questionable or criminal activities to continue is unacceptable.
Lies, deception and other duplicitous activities are the main driving factors of fraud.
Any profession that tolerates frauds within their ranks is an association that should never be trusted and the use of simple “apologizes” and blatant cover-up to excuse unfortunate accidents eventually grow in to inexcusable patterns of corruption that are indicative within all criminal associations and/or organizations.
There is no reason to ever tolerate or excuse fraud of any kind.