Financial Fraud

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Terms in Financial Fraud

Affiliate Fraud

Affiliate fraud is false or unscrupulous activity conducted to generate commissions from an affiliate marketing program.  read more

Altered Check

An altered check is a check or another negotiable instrument that has been materially and maliciously altered to effect a fraud.  read more

Appraisal Fraud

Appraisal fraud is a form of mortgage fraud, whereby the value of a home is deliberately appraised above its market value.  read more

Credit Fraud Alert

Credit fraud alerts give notice to the credit reporting bureaus that a consumer’s identity may have been stolen or their information is at risk. read more

Credit Monitoring Service

A credit monitoring service is a system that monitors a consumer’s credit reports for signs of possible fraud. read more

Fake Claims

The term fake claims refers to insurance claims that are made fraudulently.  read more

Forensic Audit

A forensic audit is an examination of a firm's or individual's finances to derive evidence that can be used in a court of law or legal proceeding. read more

Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud is the execution of illicit schemes to falsely reap the monetary benefits of an insurance policy. read more


Jitter is an anti-skimming technique that distorts the readout of the magnetic strip as it is swiped or pulled into a card reader or ATM. read more

Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

Medicare and Medicaid fraud include unethical and illegal practices aimed at getting payouts from government-funded healthcare programs. read more