Definition of wire fraud in English:

wire fraud


  • Financial fraud involving the use of telecommunications or information technology.

    • ‘Prosecutors also dropped wire fraud and computer fraud charges in the agreement.’
    • ‘If that is a misrepresentation they have committed wire fraud, criminal fraud, and an assortment of other crimes and torts.’
    • ‘May we humbly request your immediate and urgent attention to tell you the story of a Nigerian e-mail scammer convicted of wire fraud in Houston, Texas?’
    • ‘He will be sentenced for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, computer fraud, and money laundering, on February 19.’
    • ‘They're charged with conspiracy, computer fraud, wire fraud, and possession of unauthorized access devices.’