Fraud by false representation

To dishonestly make a false representation intending gain for himself or another and loss to another.

Should a person make a false representation with the intention of gaining for himself or another and causing loss to another person he is in breach of Section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006.

According to the Fraud Act 2006;

'(2)A representation is false if—

(a)it is untrue or misleading, and

(b)the person making it knows that it is, or might be, untrue or misleading.

(3)Representation” means any representation as to fact or law, including a representation as to the state of mind of—

(a)the person making the representation, or

(b)any other person.

(4)A representation may be express or implied.

(5)For the purposes of this section a representation may be regarded as made if it (or anything implying it) is submitted in any form to any system or device designed to receive, convey or respond to communications (with or without human intervention).'

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