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fraudulent pretenses

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A quick definition of fraudulent pretenses:

Fraudulent pretenses is a type of crime where someone lies about something to trick another person into giving them something valuable, like money or property. This is also known as false pretenses. It is illegal and can result in serious consequences, including being charged with a felony or misdemeanor depending on the value of the property involved. This is different from stealing because the person willingly gives the property to the liar, thinking they are telling the truth.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: Fraudulent pretenses, also known as false pretenses, is a crime where someone knowingly obtains someone else's personal property by lying or misrepresenting a fact with the intention to cheat or deceive them.

For example, if someone sells a car to another person by lying about its condition or history, that would be considered fraudulent pretenses. Another example would be if someone pretends to be a charity and asks for donations, but then keeps the money for themselves.

These examples illustrate the definition because in both cases, the person is using false information to obtain something of value from someone else. They are intentionally deceiving the other person in order to benefit themselves.

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i've heard great things about UVA! I visited upenn and hated it so much / felt so uncomfy there and the starbucks by campus got robbed while i was there waiting for my tour to start lol
@OptimisticOutlier That sounds terrible, I'm sorry you had to experience that lol. Can I ask what made you feel uncomfortable? Like the sketchy vibes of the city or like the camp\us itself etc.?
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it was campus itself, honestly i can't explain what it actually is. I felt the same way when I was touring schools for undergrad, pretty much pulled up to upenn and told my mom i knew i didn't like it and didn't need to take the tour lol
would argue with the nice area piece lol i think all of philly is kinda scary, someone pulled a gun on my team while we were down for a football game at upenn and walking around at night
but that said, i'm pretty happy i moved to pa after school and i know lots of people love upenn!
dear god is that sketchy
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how do i tell my boss im quitting and need to take off on monday (visiting ND on monday to meet with dean and check the vibes, was gonna put in my 2 weeks regardless
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Yet i am moving there for law school in 14 days lol
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I live in that area. It isn't bad at all
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