Misrepresentation, in law, a false statement or misleading act that deceives another person in a transaction or contract. When the misrepresentation is deliberate it is a fraud. If a person suffers loss because of deliberate misrepresentation, he or she may bring suit for damages. When the misrepresentation is unwitting and innocent there is no fraud. Common law gives no relief in cases of innocent misrepresentation. Some states, however, have statutes covering certain types of innocent misrepresentation, permitting the contracts to be rescinded or damages to be granted.
Every once in a while, we read about an amazing heist that required skill, cunning and thought. But for every one of those, there are those that fail horribly.
In the park. On the bus. At the mall. At your job. Is there any place you can go and not be watched? After reading this article, you may agree the answer is "no."